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Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. The job of lymph nodes is to filter lymph fluid, removing old cells and debris from an infection. They get larger in this process. Sometimes they will be overwhelmed and become infected themselves. Once the entire infection is cleared, it can take weeks for the size to go back to normal. Eventually (over a period of weeks to months) your daughter's cervical lymph nodes should go back to normal size so that you hardly feel them, and you certainly shouldn't see any swellling. The only time they would stay larger permanently is if scar tissue formed within them during the infection, which probably isn't very likely. There is nothing more that you should be doing for her, but do remember that it can take a long time for them to go back to normal. Also don't be alarmed if she gets a throat infection or cold if the nodes swell again, as this is normal any time there is an infection or inflammation in the area a node drains.
Thank you for your reply..that is exactly what happened..the MRSA caused the lymph node to get infected and form an abcess...the abcess is gone and the lymph node is about 90 percent better...you can not even see if unless you feel for it..the other lymph nodes the the area are also not noticible unless you feel..It has only been about 2 and a half weeks..I just wanted another opinion because I have been a crazy worrier mommy!!
Thank you sooo much!! You were very helpful!! Have a great day!:)