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Swollen lymph node - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi doctor I got a lymph node in my jaw line does smoking make it worst?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   Hello doctor I got a lymph node I belive due to my cavity is that possible
User :   Yes male 19
Doctor :   the node is swollen ?
Doctor :   how big is it ? a pea size or more ?
User :   Yeah in my jaw line its not noticible but I can fell it when I bend my neck
Doctor :   is it painful ?
User :   Little bigger than pea size
Doctor :   when did you first noticed it ?
User :   Like two weeks ago and its not painful
Doctor :   has it uncreased in size ? or remained the same ?
Doctor :   increased**
User :   Seems to remain. The same but im worry cause it dint go down within the two weeks
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical condition ?
Doctor :   do you smoke or consume alcohol ?
User :   Na just like I said my tooth been bothering me before this and I have smoke
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   No not at all
Doctor :   well an enlarged node does indicate an infection
Doctor :   tell me more about your tooth ache
Doctor :   are you there : Doctor :   ?
User :   Yes sorry but its a cavity follow by an absence
Doctor :   no problem
User :   What do u suggest. I do
Doctor :   well yes ca be the primary cause
Doctor :   and as for your query
Doctor :   yes smoking will make it worst
Doctor :   have you set up an appointment with the dentist ?
User :   So I shouldn't smoke and how do I get it to go down?
Doctor :   you would be have to be on a antibiotic course
User :   So apple cider vinegar. Dnt work
Doctor :   it can give you temp relief
Doctor :   but you need to se a dentist
Doctor :   thats important
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