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Developed swollen lymph node with cough, fever and cold. Tests showed infection. Suggestion?

My 15 year old daughter developed swollen lymph nodes about 4 weeks ago. This coincided with a cough , fever, runny nose which lasted about a week. The nodes haven t gone down. She s had a CBC which showed an infection. But the doc is alarmed at how large her nodes are swollen. He has ordered an ultrasound to see if they are what he called reactive nodes. She doesn t have any other symptoms now, just the nodes that have stayed up. How worried should I be?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
As the lymphnodes enlarged and CBC showing infection one course of antibiotic to be given and after the completion of antibiotic therapy the size of the lymphnode to be assessed.
If the size is decreased, it is due to a bacterial infection and no further evaluation is required.
If the size remains same or increasing other investigations like FNAC of the lymphnode to be done to know the nature of lymphnode enlargement.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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