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Sore throat, lymph node swelling behind the ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hi
User :   I had a problem thought to take your help on this
Doctor :   sure
User :   i usually keep getting sore throat
Doctor :   Please proceed
Doctor :   ok
User :   there is a small lump which come when i have sore throat
User :   and disappear after that
User :   had been to my family doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   he conducted some kind of test to see if i have infection
User :   he said there was little infection and gave me medicine
Doctor :   Lump in which region?
User :   but that lump keep come whenever i have a sore throat
User :   below my ear
Doctor :   ok
User :   on the right hand side of the neck
Doctor :   ok
User :   anything serious
User :   the doctor other day gave me cefixime tablets
User :   Mahacef 200
Doctor :   What is the size of the swelling?
User :   very small
User :   currently i got not there
Doctor :   Is it painfull.
User :   no
User :   its not painfull
User :   but appear when i have cold and sore throat
Doctor :   Any redness or fever?
User :   i had got fever last time
User :   along with cold and sore throat problemn
User :   but with doctor medicine now i have fine just have a bit of sore throat
User :   it really bother me coz it keep coming up and going
Doctor :   OK. Let me explain it you.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   When ever one has an infection especially sore throat, cold ,cough and fever .
Doctor :   The lymph nodes in the neck get swollen presenting as a small painless swelling
User :   ok
Doctor :   This is considered absolutely normal.
Doctor :   With the start of treatment and improvement of infection they are meant to subside on their own
User :   okay
Doctor :   Kindly continue the medicines and expect you to recover in aweeks time
User :   it not tonsil
User :   right
User :   i have heard people saying that i can be tonsil and need to be operated and stuff like that
Doctor :   No, it is not, with the history you are giving that appears ,its only a lymph node and its normal
User :   okay
Doctor :   Tonsils appear under the chin
User :   ic
User :   so i need not worry or go to the ENT for any sort of treatment na
Doctor :   In the mean time You can try warm salt waater gargles
User :   yes i have been doing it and having strepsils
Doctor :   I think your physician would have noticed if there were tonsils and alerted you
User :   yes
User :   coz he had asked me to a test also which
Doctor :   So there is no need to go to ENT specialist
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what test did he suggest
User :   dont know the name but i had gone to the tab and in my hand
User :   in had given one injection
User :   and told me not to allow water to touch it and after two days he had called me that
User :   he had measured the reddness of it
User :   and the degree of injection
User :   and after measuring he said that i was some 3.5
Doctor :   What was his his final opinion?
User :   that the injection is very less
User :   nothing to worry
User :   and gave me the course of medicine to continue for one week
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I agree with your doctor
User :   he said that if the injection was more then i would suggest you to do some test in which they remove the blood from the lump and give for testing to find out what the case
Doctor :   That test was not significant . hence you doctor suggested for the same
Doctor :   Kindly continue the medicines .
User :   yes
Doctor :   do salt water gargles
User :   will do. i have another query
User :   will do for sure. thanks
Doctor :   If possible mouthwash at bed time
User :   u mean brush
Doctor :   Listerine mouth wash at bed time.It is to be gargled.
Doctor :   Did you follow my instructions?
User :   yes understood
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
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