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20 month old healthy back of neck rt side below ear found a lump dr felt it and said it was a normal gland. Should I get a second opinion ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lymph glands in neck

There is likely never a week gone by in decades, without some worried parent or relative bringing me an infant or older kid with lumps in the neck that are healthy reactive lymph nodes.
There are probably a dozen or more located in the neck that remain pea sized until stimulated by bug bites, drainage or a rash.They enlarge for wks then shrink back to resting size.Recheck if large >4wks.

In brief: Lymph glands in neck

There is likely never a week gone by in decades, without some worried parent or relative bringing me an infant or older kid with lumps in the neck that are healthy reactive lymph nodes.
There are probably a dozen or more located in the neck that remain pea sized until stimulated by bug bites, drainage or a rash.They enlarge for wks then shrink back to resting size.Recheck if large >4wks.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not Necessary

What you're feeling is very likely a lymph node.
Some physicians call them glands as a slang term. It's part of the body's fluid reclamation system. If your child has 'cradle cap' or seborrhea, a node like this can be a normal occurrence. If you notice other swelling or this one gets more prominent, have your physician recheck it.

In brief: Not Necessary

What you're feeling is very likely a lymph node.
Some physicians call them glands as a slang term. It's part of the body's fluid reclamation system. If your child has 'cradle cap' or seborrhea, a node like this can be a normal occurrence. If you notice other swelling or this one gets more prominent, have your physician recheck it.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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