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swollen gland under jaw size of golf ball !

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15 yr. old with bad cough 1 week, given inhaler, told to take claritin d, now has swollen gland under jaw size of golf ball since this morning. has grown since this morning. has taken some mucinex too. Should i take him to hospital or wait till morning.

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replied February 2nd, 2011
Cold, Flu and Viral Infections Answer A19239
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

The presence of a lymph node, with the size of a golf ball, under the jaw, would be indicating a naso-pharyngeal-respiratory tract. This in addition to the symptomatic treatment you are currently on, you may need a course of antibiotics to clear the infection.

You might consider to consult your treating doctor for a physical and proper therapy.

I hope this helps

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