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Swollen Lymph Glands (cont.)

Swollen Lymph Nodes Treatment

Swollen Lymph Nodes Self-Care at Home

If a person has symptoms of a cold or other minor infection for which they may or may not take antibiotics, it takes about two weeks for the nodes to return to normal size. No specific treatment is needed.

  • If the nodes are small (less than 2 cm or 3/4 of an inch), are in the groin or under the chin, and you are a young adult, this is considered normal.
  • Children tend to have a more active lymphatic system, so their nodes may feel enlarged.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/15/2013

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