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Swollen lymph node in neck of my baby

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  • Posted By: wahmsam
  • September 8, 2010
  • 01:22 PM

My son is 12 months old, and he had a slight fever Sunday (Aug 29) of last week. I thought he was just teething so I just gave him the usual dose of paracetamol and expected it to go away in a day or two.

Monday night (Aug 30), we noticed a lump right below his right jaw, near the right ear. Lump was about 1-1.5cm in size, firm but a bit tender. We thought it was mumps, but brought him for a checkup on Wednesday (Sept 1). The doctor confirmed it was mumps and gave us an antibiotic and ibuprofen. Everything was going OK, his fever was going down, and his appetite was back. Come Saturday though (Sept 4), the lump doubled in size! It was so sudden so we again booked for an appointment with our pediatrician on Monday (Sept 6). The pedia asked us to go see an ENT, and the ENT told us it was a swollen lymph gland due to an infection. He didn't say anything else, and just gave us a couple of antibiotics for the infection.

It's been a couple of days since my son has been taking the antibiotics, but I don't notice any change at all. Am I expecting too much? He doesn't have any lump anywhere, and he doesn't have any fever, chills or sweating. It's just that large lump on the side of his neck that feels hard to the touch. How long should I expect to see results? Hope someone can share their experiences or let me know. My paranoia is going overboard, I guess.

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  • How long did they say it would take for the lymph node to go down in the case of mumps?I cant imagine it would go down that suddenly. I am sure its a perfectly normal process of mumps to stay enlarged for that long. have you googled any info on mumps?Also do you have any cats? It could be cat scratch fever. How did they diagnose mumps? Did they do a test? are they 100% sure its mumps?a
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