Young male child with swollen lymph nodes?

See your doctor. Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases.
See your doctor! Swollen glands are common and can represent simple harmless viruses, but they may also be a sign of a serious infection, requiring antibiotics, or worse, cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma. Definitely, see a physician to see what the cause is!

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I always get swollen lymph nodes come and go even when I was a child. Never feel sick or symptoms of anything. What could it mean? Usually behind ears

That they work. Lymph nodes are little serum strainers that specialize in removing debris from the clear body serum. They enlarge when they are active and shrink back to resting size when quiet,Bug bites, viruses, regional infection, skin rashes are part of what triggers these to grow and shrink over weeks/months. Detection is easier over the head where they are not buried in muscle or fat. Read more...
Great!!! It suggests your immune system is functioning well! Read more...

My 8 month child has several swollen lymph nodes behind both ears. What can cause them?

Infections. The lymph nodes behind the ears and on the back of the neck are part of the huge system of infection-fighting 'lymph'. Each group of nodes (lumps) relates to specific areas of the body, so swelling behind the ears could be related to ear infection, scalp infection or irritation, and upper respiratory infections. Even after the infection is cleared, the lumps can remain for days to weeks. Read more...

Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?

Nodes. Please see your doctor. He/she will ask you a few questions, examine you, and order lab tests. Examining your lymph nodes is critical. Whether or not the doctor(s) will do anything to the nodules is not certain. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. Read more...

Given oral sex to male. Swollen lymph nodes, jaw pain, and clear fluid bumps that clear up soon (painful), 3 red dots cheek. Symptoms 3 days after Zpak?

?resistant infection. If you were on a 3 day Z pak then you may have an antibiotic specific resistant infection, meaning a sexually transmitted microbe that does no respond to zithromycin. Follow up with your Physician for evaluation and a change in treatment. Read more...
Sounds. like you may have acquired HERPES infection (Sometimes Herpes virus attacks a less common mucous membrane) It is certainly a possibility that you might respond to an anti-herpes (anti-viral) medication. Ask your Treating Health professional if this is a good idea...in any case I hope it helps Dr Z. Read more...

What are swollen lymph nodes?

Enlarged glands. Lymph nodes are there to help fight off certain disorders. For example, when someone has an infection, it is not uncommon to have enlarged nodes. They can also be enlarged with cancer as a way to drain the site of disease. If a cancer spreads, for example breast cancer, the first place it typically goes is the nodes. They are there to try and protect us. Hope this helps. Read more...
Monitoring Centers. Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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. Read more...