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3 yr. Old has swollen gland or knot on side of neck.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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In brief: Swollen gland

It is not uncommon for shoddy lymph nodes to pop up in the neck as a result of viral infections or colds.

In brief: Swollen gland

It is not uncommon for shoddy lymph nodes to pop up in the neck as a result of viral infections or colds.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Lymph node

There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation.
There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks

In brief: Lymph node

There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation.
There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks
Dr. James Ferguson
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