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Child has left occipital and posterior cervical lymphadenopathy, no illness or infection, is extremely active. Is treatment required?

I have a 21 month old son- very active, growing well in 85 percentile, hitting every milestone early. Tonite I noticed left occipital and posterior cervical lymphadenopathy . There are 3 swollen nodes each approx 5 mm, nontender, firm and rubbery. He has not been ill recently, no fevers, no ear infections or signs thereof, and no scalp lesions or infections. I am concerned but don t know If I should wait to see if they resolve, or take him into his pediatrician immediately? Concerned mother LLD
Asked On : Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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Usually such small sized lymph nodes are of no significance and maybe sign of some past infection, maybe some pustules over scalp. Since the child is growing well and has no other signs or symptoms, I suggest you can wait without any anxiety. Only if they increase in size or fresh ones appear that you need see your Doctor. Thanks.
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