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How long is it supposed to it take for antibiotics to work on swollen lymph nodes?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Depends
If the swollen lymph nodes are from a bacterial infection, then you should notice an improvement in 2-3 days.
If they are from a viral infection, antibiotics won't help. And if they are due to another cause and not an infection, antibiotics won't help either.

In brief: Depends
If the swollen lymph nodes are from a bacterial infection, then you should notice an improvement in 2-3 days.
If they are from a viral infection, antibiotics won't help. And if they are due to another cause and not an infection, antibiotics won't help either.
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
In brief: Monitoring Centers
Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.

In brief: Monitoring Centers
Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food.
Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
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