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Swelling and pain in lymph nodes of the neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   quick question
User :   the lymphnodes in the back of my neck started swelling up like half an hour ago
User :   and it's painful enough fo rme to not ignore it
Doctor :   ok

User :   and my neck feels a little stiff as well
User :   I didn't feel like this an hour ago, should I be concerned?
Doctor :  
is there any pain in your throat
User :   not significant
Doctor :  
while swallowing
User :   no
User :   more of on the sides of my trachea
Doctor :  
is there any fever?
User :   I've been really cold, so I think so
Doctor :  
runny nose is there?
User :   nope
User :   sinuses are completely clear
User :   I haven't been coughing either
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
since when?
User :   since an hour ago
Doctor :   acute lymphnode enlargment is usually an infection

Doctor :  
and the source of the infection will be in the drainage area of the lymph node
User :   what do you recommend I do?
Doctor :   you need an chest examination for to find out the source of the infection
Doctor :  
for time being
Doctor :  
the pain relief can be obtained
Doctor :  
by taking tylenol

Doctor :  
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