|Lymph nodes and antibiotics
Sep 15, 2001
Dear Dr. Holdniy:
I had a risky sexual encounter with a gay sex worker (receptive oral sex) and a few weeks later I noticed enlarged glands behind my ears and below my jaw.
It's been nearly two months and the glands have not come down, except when recently I had to fight a cold that was lingering and the Dr. recomended antibiotics.
I'm on the second day of my antibiotics, and the glands are nearly gone (I mean I can't almost feel them).
I KNOW I must still take a test in a few weeks,and I WIL, but I was wondering if this would be normal behavior, that the glands respond to antibiotics???
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Lymph nodes or glands can certainly be infected with bacteria, and these kinds of infections would respond to antibiotics.
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