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Lymph node infection on the neck

Answered 2 years ago

My 11 month old has a lymph node infection and was hospitalised a week ago for a night and sent home with antibiotics. Does not seem to be getting better it is still massive and now it’s starting to get red. Doctors aren’t open until Monday and not sure if it’s a emergency enough to take her back to hospital. Does anyone have experience with this?


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2 years ago
Update: abscess/fluid around the infection, ended up with having surgery to drain it and now on the road to recovery.

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2 years ago
Oh wow, thank goodness you got it sorted xxx

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2 years ago
I know thank goodness! xxx

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2 years ago
How’s your little one today OP?

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2 years ago
Abscess behind the lymph node infection which ended up having surgery, now on the road to recovery.

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2 years ago
Omg. Sending you and your little angel much love a blessings 💕

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2 years ago
Aw thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

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2 years ago
Is your girl ok?

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2 years ago
Go to A&E immediately. Not sure why people post here instead of seeking medical help.

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2 years ago
She has been in hospital twice both times sent home with antibiotics. I’m more looking for a parents opinion on who has had a child with this infection and how long it usually takes to get better.

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2 years ago
If antibiotics have not worked the infection is viral not bacterial. They don’t just go away on their own, the infection needs to go away , so the answer is how long is a piece of string. I assume they did blood tests and biopsy if She was hospitalised.

I have this problem myself almost every time I get sick.

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2 years ago
Yes she had blood tests, ultrasound and was put on a Iv. She has been put on 2 different antibiotics. So frustrating

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2 years ago
Redness and or if it’s hot to touch is a&e. Temp, not as responsive as normal , I get really blah.

Also Could she have been kissed by someone with a cold sore? My friends son had this same issue and turned out it was just that, he ended up with several cold sores and the lymph nodes were his body trying to fight the cold sore virus

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2 years ago
I think I’m going to take her to the hospital just to be sure it is a little red. No she hasn’t been in contact with anyone we have been pretty much isolated because of Covid-19. Thank you for your help

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2 years ago
How did u you oh ho op?

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2 years ago
I'd call health direct and see what they say

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2 years ago
Everytime I’ve called them they’ve told me to go to hospital. They say it to cover their arse. Each time I went to hospital I waited hours for doc to tell me it’s not an emergency, go home, it will get better.

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2 years ago
My 11 year old had this. Antibiotics didn’t help. Turned out it was glandular fever which doesn’t respond to antibiotics. Your girl is very young tho and I suggest that if you are worried, then take her to emergency. Put your mind at ease.

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2 years ago
Call nurse on call. But if it were me, I'd be going back to the hospital. Good luck xx

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2 years ago
I am so stupid I didn’t even think of that, stress has made my brain a complete foggy gumball, thank you!

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2 years ago
Is it a skin infection? Cellulitis? If yes, it’s very serious & you should take her back to emergency immediately.
Your child may need stronger antibiotics or to try a different one if they aren’t working.

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2 years ago
Or it’s viral ?

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2 years ago
No it’s the lymph node in her neck which is infected.

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2 years ago
She’s been on 2 different ones 😭