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Have cold. Stuffy head/runny nose and sore throat. Can feel a lymph node on left side of neck which is a little tender. Is the node just from the cold?

Reactive lymph node. It is not uncommon to have enlargement of one or several lymph nodes around the head and neck area when suffering from an infection such as a cold. The inflamed lymph nodes may increase and fluctuate in size over a few days and be quite painful. They typically become less painful and smaller 1-2 weeks after the infection. Large (> 2 cm) or persistently growing nodes should be evaluated. . Read more...