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Swollen lymph node. Ultrasound showed infection. On antobiotics. White discharge from eustachian tube. What could this be?

I have a lymph node that has been swollen since november 2012. Had altrasound on neck and blood tests done and the doctors told me its an bacterial infection and put me on antibiotics about 3 months ago and nothings changed. Not feeling myself and have white stuff coming out eustachien gland in mouth. I m worried as to what this could be.
Asked On : Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
As such there is no Eustachian gland in human body but Eustachian tube is present.
With the available described symptoms, there appears to be possibility of upper respiratory tract bacterial infection with localized draining lymph node enlargement.
But with time and prolonged use of antibiotics, these lymph nodes gets fibrosed and that's why size is not decreasing.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ ENT surgeon and should go for thorough check up.
You should go for excision biopsy of lymph nodes for exact diagnosis.
You should also go for throat swab culture and sensitivity.
Take proper antibiotics according to culture ans sensitivity reports.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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