Can bad infection cause cervical lymph nodes swell? Having sore throat, runny nose lot of cough and ear pain for 20 days. Node is tender and painful.

Yes. Respiratory infections can be associated with lymph node swelling. It is usually along the anterior neck and both sides. Lymph node swelling that is more posterior may be associated with mono. Lymph nodes themselves may become infected so if 1 or 2 are larger, red or very tender, this is a possibility. All the best and be examined for any concerns.

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I am experiencing sore throat. The following also describe me: Enlarged or tender lymph nodes, Runny nose, and Cough. What should I do?

Dr. can check it out. New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. Read more...