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sore lymph node

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nineyearoldsarerude Mon 29-Nov-10 22:18:53

I have a really sore lump between my ear and the side of my head. I have googled and it seems to probably be an enlarged lymph node (maybe due to a scalp infection).
I have got a doctor's appointment for Weds but am feeling quite a wuss about waiting that long (it is sore to turn my head etc).

I am worried it could turn to something more serious if I don't get it attended to, could someone reassure me that I won't be dead before Wednesday?

nineyearoldsarerude Mon 29-Nov-10 23:11:20

Worried bump.

gingerwig Mon 29-Nov-10 23:16:16

You won't be dead by Wednesday and the lump will probably be smaller smile

nineyearoldsarerude Mon 29-Nov-10 23:17:08

Thank you ginger, I can sleep well now!

Goingspare Mon 29-Nov-10 23:24:15

DD has had painful, swollen single lymph nodes on a couple of occasions and has lived to tell the tale.

Googling swollen lymph nodes is not a good idea (obviously I've done it), but a painful swelling is likely to be an infection.

nineyearoldsarerude Mon 29-Nov-10 23:28:10

Thanks Goingspare, with two positive replies I think I will go to bed now! (I do need to see the doc though don't I?)

Goingspare Tue 30-Nov-10 09:49:49

You do, yes.

gingerwig Tue 30-Nov-10 18:35:27

hey niney, how's the lump today?

nineyearoldsarerude Tue 30-Nov-10 20:11:12

Thanks for asking. Well, it turned out I didn't sleep well after all. Couldn't get comfortable whichever way I laid my head and finally got to sleep at about 5am. Got my appointment bumped to today though and have started my antibiotics. Lump still big and sore but hopefully I can recreate my 5am sleeping position and sleep properly tonight. And hoping like mad the drugs work soon!

Goingspare Tue 30-Nov-10 20:52:45

Glad you've got your antibiotics. Sleep well!

nineyearoldsarerude Wed 01-Dec-10 14:28:49

I did (well, much better anyhow)! Glad I went to the doctor yesterday as today we can hardly move for the snow.

gingerwig Wed 01-Dec-10 23:55:42


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