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Swollen lymph node after penecillin

Patient: I have swelling on my right lymph gland and it’s tender. I went to the doctor last week and was given a course of penicillin but the swelling hasn’t gone down, should I be worried?




Symptoms: General feeling of unwell, stiff joints and hips (currently have physio)

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.You need to see your Doctor as soon as possible. I think that you may not have an infect ion that gets cured with penicillin. Resistance is one possibility. Another possibility is that you have a non-bacterial infection. This type of infection needs different antimicrobials to treat it.Hope this helps. Wishing you a speedy recovery.


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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