Hi, i have a cut on the back of mt

Patient : Hi, i have a cut on the back of mt scalp from a insect bite, now i realise my lymph node on that side Of my neck clostest to the wound is swollen,i have no pain, fever or ntn just the cut and swelling.
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Doctor :   Thanks for consulting ATD. It's a minor cut. Lymph nodes are part of body's protective mechanism. Whenever any infect ive organism enters into the body, it will be confined to that area by a trap laid by lymph nodes. As a part of this, lymph nodes of the affected area will enlarge and inflame. Clear the wound/cut with sterile saline and apply anti-bacterial ointment available OTC. Tetanus toxoid is required to prevent the possibility of the Tetanus. If the wound is enlarging in size, fever, etc., consult your physician. Have a nice day.

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