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Swelling in lymph node in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   recently I noticed a small swelling in my daughter's neck
User :   she is two years old
User :   the swelling is not visible at all times
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Where is the swelling
User :   and when I try to touch it, it moves
User :   it is between her shoulder and her head on the right side
User :   what could it be? i am concerned
Doctor :   How many are there
User :   just one
Doctor :   What is the nature of them
User :   it looks like a small knot in the nerve
Doctor :   Ok is it hard soft or firm
User :   soft
Doctor :   What is the age
User :   she is 2 years
User :   I dont think it is painful when I touch it. she doesnt react much
Doctor :   does she have cold and cough
Doctor :   Does she have dandruff or ear ache
User :   no dandruff but her ears do not seem dry. They always look wet but no liquid has come out yet
User :   she has cold right now.
Doctor :   Ok since how long did you notice the swelling
User :   when I asked the pediatric about her wet ear wax, he said not bother until there is no secretion
User :   this swelling has been there for 3 days now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does she have lice
Doctor :   on her head
User :   yes
Doctor :   Does she have fever
User :   I noticed this only this week and I spoke to the doc and he suggested perlic
Doctor :   right now
User :   yes she had it yesterday around 100F
Doctor :   Ok dont worry the swelling is because of her cold or lice
Doctor :   it subsides after few days
Doctor :   it is called lymph node
User :   i have not used perlice yet as she had a bit of temperature
Doctor :   which actually tries to protect the micro organisms infecting the body
Doctor :   and thus they enlarge in this prcess
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do start perlice
User :   ok
Doctor :   which your doctor prescribed
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User :   ok. Thankyou very much
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