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Old 08-25-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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6 yr old with swollen lymph nodes

My daughter is 6 years old and has had swollen lymph nodes in her neck for about 3 months. It started out with just one on the back of her neck and now she has a couple more that are on the left side of her neck and behind her ear. The one behind her ear is small but very hard. She has recently started itching her head like crazy. I have brought her to the doctor 3 times to have her evaluated. Each time they tell me her body is just fighting an infection. She has no other symptoms. They didn't do any blood tests or x-rays. I guess I am just wondering if it is common for them to be swollen for so long and to keep developing new swollen nodes? Should I get a second opinion? Should I request any tests? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.