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My 3.5 year old son has had some swollen lymph nodes since april when he caught strep they are still enlarged?

Doctor can re-check. Young children can have swollen lymph nodes for months, especially if they catch a cold or a strep throat every couple of months. It is important to see the same doctor, so that the same person is examining the child's neck. He can compare his exams from different visits, and can also swab the throat for strep at follow-up visits. There are few rare, bad diseases that also cause persistent nodes. Read more...

What infections are there that cause enlarged lymph nodes I've been told there is loads?

Many. It is a long list. Bacterial infections like strep commonly cause enlarged nodes. Tb, fungal infections and virus infections (like infectious mono) all can cause lymph node enlargement. Persistently enlarged, or growing nodes need medical evaluation. Read more...