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I have swollen lyim node in neck under jaw saw to touch an

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I have swollen lyim node in neck under jaw saw to touch an have had it after Christmas of and on it seems to go down as soon as I mess and feel it it gets mad and gets sore more and seem to move at back of jaw near ear and feel as it burning up but not to touch I have had wisdom tooth out left bottom as it was impacted two weeks ago dentist said no infection in tooth as he can see
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

an impacted tooth can definitely cause a lymph node to swell up to help fight off infection.

Dr. David :

this sounds like a chronic long term issue causing inflammation in your lower jaw.

Dr. David :

I would recommend you talk to your doctor about getting an ultrasound of that lymph node under your jaw in your neck.

Dr. David :

this will tell for sure if it is indeed a reactive lymph node.

JACUSTOMER-bv2npijw- : I have has tooth out two weeks ago sees no infection in tooth? Does this sound like infection in node I was bit scared in case it some thing bigger
Dr. David :

it sounds like an infection in the node

Dr. David :

or the lymph node is swelling up to help you fight off an infection.

Dr. David :

it sounds like a reactive lymph node to me.

Dr. David :

I know it can be scary

Dr. David :

but reactive lymph nodes often will swell up when you squeeze or press on them.

Dr. David :

hello?

JACUSTOMER-bv2npijw- : Sound like infection to me seems to move to anorther node
Dr. David :

yes, infections can sometimes do that.

Dr. David :

but your immune system should be fine

Dr. David :

and should be able to fight it off.

Dr. David :

make sure not to squeeze the area too much.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Dr. David :

you have recently been on antibiotics so you should be ok.

JACUSTOMER-bv2npijw- : Yes but as not got rid of it . And y
Dr. David :

most likely because your body is still making antibodies from the lymph node to prevent the next infection.

Dr. David :

your body has cells which produces antibodies to help prevent the next infection.

Dr. David :

this is part of the immune system.

Dr. David :

so that is probably why the lymph node is still swollen.

Dr. David :

making antibodies.

JACUSTOMER-bv2npijw- : Whould this be something more worse than infection
Dr. David :

most likely not.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you are still worried.

Dr. David :

ask your doctor for an ultrasound of the lymph node.

Dr. David :

this will show for sure that it is a reactive lymph node swollen due to prior infection.

Dr. David :

but you don't have to be worried.

Dr. David :

I'm glad you got your wisdom tooth out.

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