How is lymphadenopathy diagnosed?

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When a doctor diagnoses lymphadenopathy, he or she will ask you about the symptoms you're having, like sort throat, fever, location of the swollen lymph nodes, and when the swelling began. Your doctor will also ask about your exposure to certain illnesses like colds or chicken pox. Doctors will use this information to figure out a possible cause of your condition. In some cases, a lymph node biopsy might be performed to rule out certain conditions.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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