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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has enlarged lymph nodes. Should we worry?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: More info needed
You need more information.
Are the children ill? Is the babysitter ill? What is causing the enlarged lymph nodes?

In brief: More info needed
You need more information.
Are the children ill? Is the babysitter ill? What is causing the enlarged lymph nodes?
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Not usually
It is unlikely that there is a transmittable cause for this, but without knowing why the other child's lymph nodes are large it is difficult to answer your question.
The babysitter may get infectious mononucleosis (eb virus) from the other child and then transmit it to your child, but this is unlikely and without knowing what the other child had, difficult to speculate on.

In brief: Not usually
It is unlikely that there is a transmittable cause for this, but without knowing why the other child's lymph nodes are large it is difficult to answer your question.
The babysitter may get infectious mononucleosis (eb virus) from the other child and then transmit it to your child, but this is unlikely and without knowing what the other child had, difficult to speculate on.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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