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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 09:45 AM   1
claire23
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Swollen lymph node at the base of head


Hi girls. just wondering if anyone's LO also have some lymph nodes that you can feel at the back of the head? Last summer, Sophie had a severe heat rash, and 2 lymph nodes got swollen at the base of her head. One got bigger, but not more than 1cm, so we went to see GP and although she said it was common, we wanted to do the blood test. It came back as normal (that was early August). Then one node completely disappeared and one became very small. This week Sophie has had a cold, and both lymph nodes got swollen again. Does anyone have any experience with this? Can they go away for good?



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 15:02 PM   2
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I didn't want to read and run, so thought I'd quickly reply. I've not had any experience with this, how about taking her back to the drs just to check and ask questions about it? I know it's something that would worry me. Does the NHS direct site say anything?



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 15:37 PM   3
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Interestingly, Byron was a ill a couple of weeks or so ago and I noticed he had lymph node swellings at the nape of his neck too, something I'd never noticed before. It jsut shows an infection is being fought though. I don't know much about swollen lymph nodes in babes but having had glandular fever and ever since being someone who gets swollen at the drop of a hat I tend not to worry about them.

As for going away for good, I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean never swell again? It's part of the immune system reaction so only by never being infected. Or if you mean one has remained a little swollen all this time then I don't know, maybe if could be indicative of something else. What were the blood tests that were done?



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 17:44 PM   4
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Hi. The bloods were full blood count, electrolytes, vitamins, etc... I am not particularly worried as I know this is common in children. And as long as the lymph nodes do not exceed 1cm in size they are benign. My nephiew had a glandular fever, and now every time he has a cold, his lymph nodes (also at base of skull and also neck) swell up. So I was just wondering if anyone has had experience with this, if they do "go away completely" and do not swell up each time a child has a cold or infection.



 
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Old Oct 30th, 2010, 19:32 PM   5
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no personal experience with belle but my friends little boy has this every time he gets poorly with a bug, rash or cold etc the docs just said its one of those things and nothing to worry about

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