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I've had a cold a few days, but there's a right throat lump near the jaw. How come I didn't get a lump with my last cold?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Different bug

Different germs elicit different immune responses from the body.
This lump is most likely a lymph node swelling in response to the infection...Doing its job.. If it becomes painful see your doc as the node itself may be infected. You may have a throat infection (pharyngitis) causing it to enlarge. It is common for lymph nodes to swell. You last cold didn't' need that kind of response.

In brief: Different bug

Different germs elicit different immune responses from the body.
This lump is most likely a lymph node swelling in response to the infection...Doing its job.. If it becomes painful see your doc as the node itself may be infected. You may have a throat infection (pharyngitis) causing it to enlarge. It is common for lymph nodes to swell. You last cold didn't' need that kind of response.
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