Ask an expert
Question

20 Jan 2004

Swollen lymph gland
My 7 year old daughter has a lymph gland in her neck which has been swollen (pea-size) for a few months. My GP seems worried about this. Is there anything to worry about? She had an ear infection recently and the GP felt the gland but it has been like that for quite a while before her ear infection. I have started giving her homeopathic drops to drain her lymphatic system which I am hoping will help but have only been doing this for a few days now.

Please advise.

Answer 325 views
Expert
naturopath

01 Jan 0001

Your GP is doing the appropriate treatment. It is advisable to keep careful note of the swollen lymph gland, it may be a response to an underlying throat and ear infection, it also may be a response to a tooth with a cavity so if she has not seen a dentist for a while, this may be a good idea.
If it is just a slight lymph problem the homeopathic drops should work quickly, within 7 days, if not follow it up with the above. Your doctor may be able to give some natural anti-biotics such as goldenseal for her to gargle with to help clear any mouth, throat and ear infection.
(Dr Chase Webber ND)
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
33% - 9379 votes
No
67% - 19428 votes
Vote