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Bee sting, on scalp, two swollen lymph nodes on the neck

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Could a bee sting to the back of the scalp on the left side account for [what I think are] two swollen lymph nodes on the back on the neck on the left side?
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
 
 
Answered by Dr. Deepak Anvekar 12 minutes later
Hello,

Presence of enlarged lymph nodes at any site of the body are indicative of a inflammatory reaction in the surrounding areas. Such inflammatory response could be a infection, injury as a result of trauma, a allergic response to any insect bite, etc.

Therefore, a bee sting can definitely cause a allergic response and result in enlarged lymph nodes in the affected areas.

In case you do have such a case of enlarged lymph nodes, then application of icepacks to the affected area to reduce the swelling and intake of ibuprofen for a few days to reduce the inflammation might help to reduce your symptoms.

In addition antihistamines like benadryl will also be helpful.

I hope this helps.
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