Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Have a swollen cervical lymph node. Suggest treatment?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 1998
Answered : 1846 Questions
I have a swollen cervical lymph node on the right side. I don't have any fever. This is persisting for 4 days. MayI treat with ibuprofen,hot compresses, or simply wait for healing?
Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 5 hours later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

A swollen cervical lymph node could be because of several causes.
Some times it could be because of infection which may require antibiotics. Here there will be pain and swelling of the lymph node. There are several other causes for a cervical lymph node enlargement. Some times some investigations like CBC etc are required. Rarely a FNAC may be required.

So I suggest you should not self treat this and contact your doctor for physical examination and investigations.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Internal Med Specialist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor