Please HELP! Swollen Lymph nodes on 17 month old
Hi ... I am an excessively worried mother of a 17 month old boy. He was recently given MMR and Varicella and right after 8 days I discovered a dime sized swelling behind his right ear, near the hairline. On the first visit to Paed, he said not to worry.
After about 4 days from that, I discovered two clusters of small swollen lymph glands ( more like pellets around 0.5 cm) at the back of his head and 3 large ( around 1 cm diameter) ones in his neck. Again I rushed him to the Paed, who again asked me not to worry. Not thoroughly convinced, I took him to another Paed, who asked me not to worry again and wait for 3 weeks ( as if ) to see whether they go down on their own.
Almost convinced of lymphoma by now, I took him next to an ENT who prescribed one antibiotic (Amoxicylin) for 12 days 2x times. 8 days have now passed with no drastic improvement and I am scared ****. My son is otherwise fine, with no associated weakness, fever, grumpiness, loss of appetite bla bla... And now I do not know what to do. I am absolutely hating the non chalant attitute of the paeds, and thinking of getting his blood work done and a mantoux test if required.
Have you guys gone through any of this? How long does it take for the lymph glands to go away if its caused by some viral reaction? Isnt 4 weeks way long a time to wait and watch? I am going nuts with worry, please can you atleast share your experiences with me?