lymph nodes swollen

Amanda - posted on 04/27/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my 13 month old has swollen lymph nodes on head ,neck and groin no fever not sick what could this be?

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Debarati - posted on 05/08/2013

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Hi Amanda .. How is your child doing? Please can you update? did the swelling go away on its own or did you try any other treatment?

Stephanie - posted on 04/28/2011

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ive had problems w/ swollen lymph nodes since i was a child. it is not always serious. but considering she has so many and is only 13 months old. i would get her to her pediatrician as soon as possible. just to be sure, rather be safe than sorry. there was an incident a few yrs ago, that my lymph nodes swoll up. and i freaked out and went to an urgent care, and found out it was just my body reacting to my wisdom teeth growing. not a big deal. however, a lil over a yr ago, my lymph nodes were swollen and i ignored it thinkin it was probably just my wisdom teeth again, since i still hadnt had them removed. 2 wks later i woke up to what i thought was a pimple, on my cheek, swollen to the size of a walnut w/ the nastiest looking white head ever. went to the emergency room and was told it was a staf infection and if i would have waited even 2-3 days longer to get to the hospital i COULD have gotten seriously ill. even maybe have went into a como. let me add that i did not get a fever or feel sick at all during the prior 2 wks. except for the fact that my nodes were swollen and a bit tender. i think its safe to say, its probably not a big deal. but just to be sure, have her checked out. u just never know.

Mandy - posted on 04/28/2011

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Inflamed nodes themselves are generally not a major concern, but if you have symptoms of another condition along with enlarged lymph nodes, consult your doctor.

Call your doctor:
•If the swelling of the nodes lasts for more than two weeks or you have symptoms such as weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, or prolonged fever
•If the nodes are hard, fixed to the skin, or are growing rapidly
•If you can feel swelling close to your collarbone or in the lower part of the neck
•If the overlying skin is red and inflamed and you suspect an infection

The diagnosis of swollen lymph nodes rarely requires emergency hospital treatment. The exceptions to this include a growing infection of the skin that requires treatment, a severely infected lymph node that needs to be drained, or severe pain. If a swollen lymph node the neck makes breathing difficult, seek medical treatment immediately
I found this on (emedicinehealth) I hope this helps you

Mandy - posted on 04/27/2011

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First of all I would like to make it clear that in no way did I say it was probably just a bug bite. Second let me say I encourage you to call the doctor if you are sure this is some type of sickness. I only suggest that it is probably more of a viral thing. Only a doctor can say if meds are needed in any way.Third my daughters doctor said that I only needed to worry if a fever came on or pain is felt around the site of the swollen lymph node. Finally I would like to say the most important thing you can do is not panic in any way and just go have your child looked at by your Doctor

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Lymph nodes are our bodies way of fighting off an infection. Sure, it could be a bug bite but my lymph nodes only swell that much when it's a big problem like a bacteria that needs antibiotics. I would take her in asap- she probably needs meds. I've been dealing with mine swelling up 4 times a year. It is very painful and hard to get rid of

Mandy - posted on 04/27/2011

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The lymph nodes are sort of a catch all when a virus is affecting the body even a simple bug bite can cause this to happen . They get swollen and this can come and go. I wouldn't worry to much about it. I would phone the doctor if you think they are at all painful in any way or if they cluster where you have more then 2 like a cluster of grapes. This can be viral with or with out a fever. Of Course I'm not a DR. Just a mom who was once concerned about this very same thing

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