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Lotsof lice in hair without noticing , a firm rubbery smallswollen lymp node is there -2 weeks already after the lice is removed, when it will go away?
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Few weeks
Lymph nodes react to local inflammation or infection.
The first thing to check is that you actually did get all the lice out and there aren't a few poking around in there, causing ongoing issues. Assuming they are all out, a lymph node can last several weeks, until the inflammatory cycle has played out.

In brief: Few weeks
Lymph nodes react to local inflammation or infection.
The first thing to check is that you actually did get all the lice out and there aren't a few poking around in there, causing ongoing issues. Assuming they are all out, a lymph node can last several weeks, until the inflammatory cycle has played out.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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In brief: Lice
Yes, usually it is a enlarged lymph node.

In brief: Lice
Yes, usually it is a enlarged lymph node.
Dr. Christopher Moeller
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