Cancer

Question
Posted by: Maddenia | 2017/10/20

Q.

Glands on both sides of the neck.

My son 6 years old have glands on both sides of his neck for some time now and at times it looks bigger then other times. Should i rather take him to a doctor?The glands has been there for some months now and is not pain full.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2017/10/23

Dear Maddenia. Thank you for contacting Health24. Swollen neck glands are often seen in children. When the swollen glands are on one side of the neck, it often is a sign of a bacterial throat infection, however, if the swollen glands are on both sides of the neck (and usually the same size on both sides) this is often a sign of a viral throat infection. You should, however, make an appointment with your doctor so that the cause can be determined and the correct treatment given so that he can be completely healthy and can fully concentrate on his school work. (MCH).

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