Is there a cure for lymphadenopathy?

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The cure for lymphadenopathy, or swelling of the lymph nodes is often simply time.The lymph nodes are part of your immune system. When they swell, it's a sign that your body may be fighting an infection. Swollen lymph nodes often heal on their own over time, but sometimes they become infected. In that case, your doctor might prescribe an antibiotic to fight the infection. Also, swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of a more serious condition, which would require separate treatment.

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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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