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Lymph Nodes Jaw
diagnosed with tonsillitis on Monday & given a z-pak. On last pill-Fever & aches are gone but throat, ears, neck, lymph nodes, & jaw still VERY sore?
Zithromax: Well, there's no easy answer to this one ... First, Zithromax has a long half life and will continue to work for another 5 days. So it's possible that it just hasn't eradicated the infection yet. Although, it's possible that your "brand" of bacterial tonsilitis could be resistant to Zithromax. Best to check in with your doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
Fleshy bump on forehead after a red bump at hairline showed. Next had swollen lymph nodes jaw, neck, behind ears. Bump's moving.Week ago.What is this?
Bumps: The presence of lymph node enlargement as describes suggests that the head and neck is fighting an infection. The original hairline lump was likely to be the sourse of the infection. The persistence of a lump after this amount of time needs review by a doctor. Probably this can be addressed by your primary care/family medicine doctor. ...Read more
Could be: We all have lymph nodes in different parts of our bodies including the neck and jaw areas. Mostly they are small and you can't feel them. Occasionally they get bigger because of multiple reasons like inflammation, infection or yes, cancer too. If you have persistently enlarged nodes anywhere you should have them checked by your primary doc. Don't panic, just get checked. ...Read more
Are persistently enlarged (over a year), but very soft lymph nodes under jaw area worrisome for cancer?
No: Almost all young people have a few of these. ...Read more
Many things: Certainly infection of the oral cavity or ears is hight on the list but of course one has to rule out lymphoma, head and neck cancer, as well as some other disorders. You should talk to your family doctor. They may try a course of antibiotics and if this is not successful..They will further investigate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are lymph nodes under jaw by ear usually palpable in children? What would cause them to enlarge? Should I worry it's cancer in a 5 yo?
Not too much: We all have lymph nodes.Whether we can feel them or not depends on location and what's covering them. In the neck small lymph nodes are easy to feel in thin kids and adults. Slight enlargement, if the nodes are not painful, & with no other symptoms, are common in kids. Recheck in 1 week, if still there, see doc. Don't keep feeling them before then, manipulation can make them stay enlarged. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen lymph nodes around jaw after strenuous workout. First couple of times at the gym in 8 years. Dr said its viral. How long will this last?
1 wk: Should this persist more than 1 wk, get it checked. ...Read more
Last week I was diagnosed with Bell's palsy and am on antivirals. Today my lymph nodes under jaw are sore, all the way down back of my neck. Worry?
I have a swollen lymph nodes in jaw and neck, plus red bumps on feet. What could be wrong with me?
Cannot diagnose: These two entities are probably unrelated. Go and see a doctor. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more