Children normally have lymph nodes which can be felt in the neck, especially under the chin, but also in other areas. As long as they are small, rubbery feeling, movable and non-tender, they are of little consequence. A lump that is rapidly enlarging, is red and tender, is associated with fever or one that does not go away after a few days should be evaluated in the office during regular office hours.

Reviewed by Dr. Byrum on 3/22/17