Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swollen Glands Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have lymph gland swelling and any of the following:

  • Worsening rash:
    • Red streaks spreading in the skin
  • Worsening lymph gland swelling
  • Worsening redness and pain over a lymph gland
  • A lymph gland that becomes swollen, painful, and tender to touch
  • Pus draining from a lymph gland
  • Fever over 102 degrees F (38.8 C)
  • Lack of improvement after 3 days of treatment

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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