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Suggest treatment for occipital nodes in toddlers

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Posted on Wed, 6 May 2015
Question: how long do occipital nodes stay swollen in toddler? thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Might stay for 3-6 months also

Detailed Answer:
Hi...occipital nodes usually occur either due to any injury to the scalp or dandruff on the scalp, some times seborrhea. But nothing to worry.

They might linger on for even 3-6 months that when the stimulus is taken off. But if it is constant stimulus it might a longer while too.

You need to worry only if they are increasing in size rapidly or very painful or there is prolonged fever or severe weight loss or appetite loss.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Brief Answer: Might stay for 3-6 months also Detailed Answer: Hi...occipital nodes usually occur either due to any injury to the scalp or dandruff on the scalp, some times seborrhea. But nothing to worry. They might linger on for even 3-6 months that when the stimulus is taken off. But if it is constant stimulus it might a longer while too. You need to worry only if they are increasing in size rapidly or very painful or there is prolonged fever or severe weight loss or appetite loss. Regards - Dr. Sumanth