I am a 19 year old male from Minnesota.
Around mid-october I noticed I had a small lump on my jaw on the left side, near the muscle. I saw the doctor and he said it was nothing to worry about, just a swollen lymph node reacting to fighting an infection, and that it could take weeks, or possible many months to go away.. However, since then It has gotten a little bigger-not much bigger, it is probaby about 5 mm in diameter compared to about 2 mm before? anyway.
Since mid-november, I have gotten numerous colds, a bacterial throat infection, and a weeke after that for about 4 days I had flu-like symptoms, it could have been the flu or just something with symptoms like it.
I now have had a cold for two weeks, and my throat has been sore in the same spot for about a week. Today i discovered that right under my chin is very tender, near the left side.
I Guess my real question is, is the swollen lymph node causing my sickness possibly? If so, what would you advise? If not, what is a good way to get rid of the damn thing anyway?