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According to doctor there is lymph node infection it has been 5 days I am taking medicine but condition is worse now it is swollen and tender .?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Lymph nodes

Swollen and tender lymph node certainly can be the manifestation of inflammation or infection.
Viral or bacterial could be the caused. Be patient, it may take up to 1-2 weeks before it is gone. However, if it is getting bigger or does not go away after 4 weeks- you definitely should talk to your doctor as further evaluation and a biopsy may be needed.

In brief: Lymph nodes

Swollen and tender lymph node certainly can be the manifestation of inflammation or infection.
Viral or bacterial could be the caused. Be patient, it may take up to 1-2 weeks before it is gone. However, if it is getting bigger or does not go away after 4 weeks- you definitely should talk to your doctor as further evaluation and a biopsy may be needed.
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

In brief: Monitoring Centers

Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
You may need to go back to your doctor because you may need a different antibiotic . Often, even a viral infection can have a secondary bacterial infection. Your lymph nodes are sentinels and the inflammation is a healthy reaction.
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