Swollen Lymph Glands (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Inflamed lymph nodes themselves are generally not a major concern, but if you have symptoms of another condition along with enlarged lymph nodes, consult your doctor:
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 in the neck makes breathing or swallowing difficult, seek medical treatment immediately.
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