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What can be done for a 7 year old with a swollen lymph node?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually is benign

Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck.
They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites,dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & to golf ball size &need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated

In brief: Usually is benign

Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck.
They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites,dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & to golf ball size &need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests.
Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

In brief: See your doctor

This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests.
Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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