How do medications treat lymphadenopathy?

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Medications like antibiotics may be used to treat lymphadenopathy if the underlying condition is a bacterial infection. Pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen can help with pain and with inflammation. If the cause of swollen lymph nodes is cancer, your doctor might prescribe chemotherapy to treat the cancer. When the underlying condition is a serious immune system disease like lupus or HIV, then your doctor would prescribe treatment for that condition.

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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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