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Question by  Kira (20)

What could cause a swollen node on neck with red streaks?


Answer by  emtallison (89)

Swollen lymph nodes are an indication of an infection near the affected node. The red streaks can indicate that the node itself is infected.


Answer by  DebH2010 (291)

Infection! See your physician immediately and don't mess around. Infections that occur in the head and neck get very serious, very quickly. If you have fever, impaired breathing, difficulty swallowing or pain, please consider reporting to a local emergency room. Don't wait for an internet answer for such a potentially serious situation.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

A swollen node with streaks could indicate that there is an infection present. One should have this evaluated by a physician promptly for treatment.


Answer by  Qwitzon (578)

An infected lymph-node; mumps; an infection anywhere near the face or neck can cause that. It can begin with a scratch. But, this set of symptoms is serious.

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