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Have swollen lymph nodes with pain. Taking antibiotics for kidney infection. Cause?

I am female amd 30 yrs old , the lymph nodes at the base of my skull r slightly swollen all the time n sometimes hurt pretty bad n there s days they aren t swollen now the one on the right side below n behind my ear is swollen pretty big bout size of a half dollar n getting bigger n very painfull... I have been on antibiotics for a week 300 mg cefdinir for a kidney infection ... should my lymph nodes be swollen and What is causing this??
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

If the lymph node are swollen and they are painful then in all probability you are having a systemic infection and since you are already on antibiotics, wait for a day or two for their effect.
If the swelling persists and in fact worsens then you need to consult an ENT who may need further investigation to pin point the cause of the swelling.
Later on consider Imaging study like the CT and FNAC

Hope you recover soon

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Wed, 14 Aug 2013
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