Swollen Glands and Lumps in Children Directory
Swollen glands in children are often a sign of viral or bacterial infection. A swollen gland refers to swelling in a lymph node, commonly in the neck, armpit, or groin. Lymph nodes in the neck may become swollen if your child has a sore throat or respiratory infection. You or your doctor will feel a lump in the neck. This swelling means the body's immune system is doing its job and trying to fight off the infection. The gland may remain swollen for a few weeks after your child is sick. There are several other less common causes for swollen glands. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about swollen glands & lumps in children, what causes them, how to treat it, and much more.
Why Are My Glands Swollen?
Your glands could be swollen for a number of reasons. Find out what the cause might be, and what to do.
Cysts, Lumps, Bumps, and Your Skin
There are a number of skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear. This article covers some of the most common ones.
What Are Lymph Nodes?
Your lymph nodes, along with your spleen, tonsils, and adenoids, help you fight off illness and infections. Learn more about your lymph nodes’ part in this first line of defense.
What Is Mononucleosis? What Causes It?
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