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My 3 year old son has swollen lymph nodes on both sides of his nec

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Hi. My 3 year old son has swollen lymph nodes on both sides of his neck and under his jaw. It is like a string of little balls.He has had a cold over the last week. Nose still blocked with green discharge. Took him to the Dr today. Gave him Betanoid (steroid) syrup and antihistamine. I am worried as he said if he is not better by Monday I must take him for blood tests.
He is eating very well and is full of energy
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
this is very common, even in viral illness.
It is not usually a sign of a serious problem.
Simply follow up with his the doctor if you do not see improvement.
I am sure you will.
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