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What do you do to treat lymph node infection
If you have an infection in the lymph nodes, you may need to take an antibiotic or an antiviral medication prescribed by a dr.
How much to lymph nodes swell during Acute hiv infection??
I would say yes, the more you poke and prod at them the more they are going to become irritated and of course get larger than what they would have been initially. I also don't believe it would just be the ones in your neckCervical spondyl...
How long does lymph nodes infection last?
with taking the perscribed medication it shouldnt take more then 2 or 3 weeks. as long as its getting better your on the right track though and you shouldnt be worried. if its getting worse or not any better maybe you shoud see a doctor aga...

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Can athlete's foot spread to the rest of my body and cause a body wide infection?
Q: I have had Athlete's Foot for about 5 months. A few days ago I noticed I have a lump on the inside of my leg. Since then I have felt under the weather. I am short of breath and I have a headache. This is odd because I am 19 years old and usually feel perfect. A women told me that Athlete's Foot could be causing a body-wide infection. Is the lump on my groin a swollen lymph node and do I have an infection related to Athlete's Foot? Should I take antibiotics?
A: You should Probably go ahead and go to your doctor if at all possible. The Mayo Clinic's site suggests that you should see a doctor about your run of the mill athlete's foot if it doesn't clear up with self medication after about 1 month. 5 months would be considered a prolonged infection and some complications of this include a secondary bacterial infection (Cellulitis) or Lymphangitis. If you have cracks or breaks in the skin on your feet, it's possible that the bacteria entered your body. Symptoms of cellulitis are skin redness and inflammation, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle aches and a general sick feeling. If you have a lymph node infection (lymphangitis), it's possible that you got it from the athlete's foot. These infections may occur if the glands are overwhelmed by bacteria, virus, fungi or other organisims and infection develops in the gland. Lymph node infections are commonly a result of cellulitis or other bacterial infections. Again symptoms are fever, swelling of glands, loss of appetite and general ill feeling. This might not be the case, but you need to go to a doctor as soon as possible either way. Especially if it's something with your glands. A lymph node infection can spread within hours and need to be treated correctly with specific antibiotics. Hope this helped!
Swollen lymph nodes for four months, paranoid they are spreading?
Q: Three months ago, I became very ill with tender swollen lymph nodes in the neck, fever, some sweating at night, white patches on tonsils, spleen hurt when I breathed in, complete loss of appetite and fatigue. I had a CBC early on in the infection and it came back completely normal. I think I had mono but was never tested.The lymph nodes have stayed swollen in the neck. I can't tell if they have gotten smaller or bigger. About 2 weeks ago, I started feeling tenderness in the neck again, and began to be really paranoid about cancer. I have not had any other symptoms (no fever, weight loss, etc). I am just worried about the lymph nodes not going down. Then yesterday I found a movable, soft node UNDER (not above) collarbone right where my bra strap goes on my right shoulder. I can see it in the mirror, though it is smaller than a grape, but bigger than a pea. I am worried that this cropped up suddenly since I already have swollen lymph nodes in the neck.I know that I need to go to the doctor, and I made an appointment for Monday, but I just need peace of mind right now since there is so much scary stuff on the internet. Has anyone experienced what I have? If all those symptoms that I had in March have subsided, is it still possible that I have cancer? Would they have gone away like that?Also, I know collarbone lymph nodes can be dangerous, but this is not in the hollow area of the collarbone, it is almost near my shoulder and sits on or below the collarbone. Also it is not hard or fixed. I can't tell if the nodes in the neck are hard or fixed because I'm trying not to touch them.I am feeling incredibly anxious and cannot stop googling this. Any advice? Much appreciated.Thanks!Also, I had really bad black mold in my shower and my apartment is really dusty. Could it be allergies? We just got it cleaned today so hopefully it will go help??
A: I know that this is nerve racking, and it is a very frustrating time that you're going through. Try to think of some good thoughts until you have your appointment on Monday. If you should experience shortness in breathing, chest pains, extreme shoulder pain or fever or loss of appetite, then go to the emergency and they can always send a copy of the visit to your doctor on Monday.Good luck, and try not to think about it too much!
Ringworm + Sore Lymph Nodes?
Q: I have been treating a ringworm infection for a few months, i just keep spreading it to different parts of my body. My question is that if i have a patch of rash under my arms, would this cause the lymph nodes in my armpits to get sore? I read somewhere that this is a symptom of HIV but i only have protected sex... I am going to get an HIV test at the end of the money anyways. So my question is, can the ring worm around my armpits be causing the sore nodes? thanks!
A: Ringworm can be extremely hard to treat, so if you haven't seen a doctor for instructions on exactly what to do, you should consider doing that. If you've been trying to self-treat it with over-the-counter creams for four weeks or more, your doctor may want to prescribe an oral antifungal medication instead, which might do a better job than the creams.Ringworm won't have any effect on your lymph nodes, unless you've contracted some kind of secondary infection. That said, you may have some other condition (an immune disorder, or even just some other kind of infection or bug) that could be causing the sore nodes AND making it harder for your body to fight the ringworm as well. It's definitely worth a trip to the doctor to get some help with this -- and some more definitive answers -- just in case.

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