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On Monday i had a bad springboard diving accident where I face planted into the wall, a few days later I developed whiplash and now my lymph nodes have swollen on my neck and base of my head I’m not too sure why my lymph nodes have swollen but what can I do to put them at bay? Thanks!

Doctor's Assistant: What are their symptoms? Have they used any medication for this?

Stiff neck, very hard to do head checks in cars (acute movements) and lymph’s nodes are tender

Doctor's Assistant: Have they seen a doctor about the tenderness?

No I haven’t

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in their medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am on anti depressants for my anxiety I started taking a few days ago not Sure if there is a relation though

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Was there any skin cut from the injury?

How many nodes are there?

How old are you?

Did you consult doctor or take any medicine?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No skin cut, maybe a pimple but that’s not from the injury, there’s a big one near my ear, a small one at the base of my head and two little ones underneath the one near my ear on the left side.
I’m 21.
Haven’t see a doctor, I have seen my physio to do some exercises to get my neck moving a bit and my osteo. Who suggested the nodes were due to inflammation. Haven’t consulted a doctor about it though.
On Wednesday, I also started taking antidepressants (Valdoxan) for an unrelated anxiety issue.

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
There can be a few causes.
Lymph nodes can be enlarged from an infection.
Inflammation can cause enlargement too.
These are the common causes.
If the symptom continues, I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
Blood work, ultrasound can be taken.
You can take Motrin or Advil for pain.
Warm compress can be soothing.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Okay thank you so much! If the nodes started swelling on Wednesday and it is now Saturday when do you think they should go away? It was a pretty forceful impact on the water. Thank you for the reassurance I wasn’t sure if inflammation can actually cause node swelling but that is good to know.

Lymph node can take time to subside.
It can take a few weeks too.
If they enlarge in size or increase in number, you need to see doctor soon.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you! I will take your advice.
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Zoe
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