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Swollen lymph node from cellulitis

How long would it take for a swollen lymph node to return to normal after a cellulitis infection in the neck? I still feel the area to be a bit swollen and it's been about 6 months since the infection.
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Usually, the lymph nodes go down after  about 6 weeks but for an infection such as Epstein Barr it can take up to 2 months. Are your lymph nodes soft and tender or hard? How large are they?
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It's very soft, painless and the size of an almond. I had an allergy to penicillin many years ago and a node elsewhere in the neck has remained enlarged ever since. My doctor said it can happen and may never return to it's normal size. I was just curious if it was the same with cellulitis.
Well, if it is soft and painless it is probably due to the cellulitis since that is the recent infection you had. It is not that large. It is not usually due to a particular disease more that the immune system is fighting off something and it just didn't go back to normal size for whatever reason. The usual time you worry is if it becomes hard or larger.
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mkh9
Thanks, mkh9, much appreciated.
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I still have painful swollen lymph glands in my neck and face. It has been over 3 years since I had cellulitis from injections in my neck and base of skull. Any insight would be appreciated.
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