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Old 04-13-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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Question Painful lymph node after antibiotic

Hi all,

I am 34 weeks pregnant and was recently diagnosed and treated for bronchitis. I had been dealing with a nasty cold for 5 days when I suddenly developed a fever and a cough. Since it was a weekend, I went to the ER for treatment. They tested for flu (negative) and did bloodwork. I was told that my white blood cells were very elevated. They determined bronchitis, and prescribed a z-pak.

The z-pak helped clear up my major symptoms very quickly. My last dose was yesterday. However, I noticed that about 3 days into my medication, I developed a very painful lymph node under my chin on the right side. It is visibly swollen, but doesn't hurt so much to press, only when I swallow is it very painful. I thought it would get better after a couple days, but it's as bad as ever. My other symptoms seem to have cleared up for the most part (just a lingering cough), and I haven't had a fever. Should I give it more time?

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: Painful lymph node after antibiotic

Greetings! any time a new symptom develops during the course of treatment it could be important to notify the doctor of the new symptom. I would not give it more time I would call because if more antibiotic is needed maybe a long space of time should not be there in case it comes back with aggression. An infection specialist or gynecologist might be also be consulted since there is a baby and the medical decisions made have potential to affect it. Peace, sjb

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