What are the treatment options for lymphadenopathy?

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If you have lymphadenopathy, or swollen lymph nodes, your treatment options will depend on the cause. You may be able to take over-the-counter pain medication while your condition heals on its own. If the underlying condition is more serious, then your doctor may pursue other types of treatment. Antibiotics might be prescribed for bacterial infections. Tests or procedures might be necessary if the cause of your swollen lymph nodes is harder to determine.

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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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