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Small child, ear infections, hives, swollen lymph nodes behind neck. Tonsillectomy done. Treatment?

My three year old had her tonsils removed 2 weeks ago and then had an ear infection last week. She woke up this morning with hives on her back which have now moved all overhear body including her entire head. While putting medicine on her neck to help the hives, I noticed a swollen lymphnode on the back of her neck below her ear. What could be going on?
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
This swollen lymph node is due to previous infection of ear as the lymph nodes will enlarge in response to infections of draining areas.
The hives are due to allergic reaction and require oral antihistamines and calamine application externally.
So consult your Pediatrician for examination of hives and to look for any other lymph nodes and proper evaluation and treatment.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
thanks for your query.
your baby is having ear infection,rashes can be because of drug allergy or viral infection.
postauricular lymph adenopathy is seen in case of ear infection and will subside in few days.
For hives i suggest you to apply calamine lotion 3 to 4 times a day and give some antiallergic like benadryl in prescribed dosage.In case symptoms do not improve take her to pediatrician.
Your child will be fine.
God bless
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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