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    Suggest medication for pain and swelling in the lymph nodes due to HSV-1

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Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Infections
Question: is there any meds to alleviate lymph node swelling and lymph node pain due to hsv-1
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Oral antiinflammatory (NSAIDs)

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you.
I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

You may take an OTC oral antiinflammatory (NSAIDs) e.g either ibuprofen or diclofenac, twice daily for symptomatic improvement of pain and swelling. Besides symptomatic treatment I also suggest you to take oral antivirals e.g either acyclovir or valacyclovir.

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