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Shingles treatment done, have painful lump on the neck causing stiff neck. Swollen lymph gland?

Hi my name is Lisa , I ve just had shingles and I m feeling a lot better but I have just discovered this lump in my neck on the same side right at the base of my neck near my collar bone . It is very painful and causing me a stiff neck . Think I ll go to the doctors after the weekend but was a little worried maybe it s a swollen lymph gland???
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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yes lymph node infections
any silent bacterial or viral infection in throat organ can cause lymph node swelling may be sinusitis allergic or viral or fungal as you have history of shingles
consult the ent doctor to diagnos the cause and treat
meantime can use muscle relaxtants and anti inflamatory gel on area to contrl the stiffness and pain in neck
Answered: Sun, 25 Aug 2013
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