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Suggest remedy for ear infection during teething in a toddler

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Posted on Fri, 8 May 2015
Question: My toddler had an ear infection and has been teething. She got a swollen occipital lymph node and it is smaller,but not gone. how long do they take to go away? thanks
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It may vary between a week to a month

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

During teething, the gums become sore and some infection may occur. It is the same about ear infections. Infections get localized in adjacent lymph node. Therefore the related germs have been captured in the occipital nodes. It might take a week or two for the lymph nodes to regress but I would not get worried even it takes even a month or so.

Hope that helps.

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Dr. Diptanshu Das
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Brief Answer: It may vary between a week to a month Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. During teething, the gums become sore and some infection may occur. It is the same about ear infections. Infections get localized in adjacent lymph node. Therefore the related germs have been captured in the occipital nodes. It might take a week or two for the lymph nodes to regress but I would not get worried even it takes even a month or so. Hope that helps. Regards Dr. Diptanshu Das