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i have swollen glands in my throat

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
How long?: if this has been present for a few days only, that suggests an infection. If present for weeks or longer, it suggests cancer. Either way, see a docto ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Swollen glands: I assume you are describing your tonsils. These get enlarged to defend you from inflammation and infection, most likely ear and sinus infections. At y ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
White patches: This could be a strep infection, viral infection or infectious mononucleosis. Get examined by a physician. Appropriate testing includes a rapid throat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Swollen glands: does not effect the ears but the virus or bacteria in the throat can inflame the eustachian tube and causes blockage . These blockages affects your e ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to be sure: Since we can't be sure what is going on with you, can't say that Metronidazole would be adequate treatment. Suspect that it would not be. Go see a do ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some othe ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be: Strep throat and viral infections look and act similarly. Get a throat culture to know.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Strep test/ cultures: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sinus throat swellin: May be simple cold, sinusitis, strep, allergies ( try antihistamines) but also may be Covid so would go and get tested for Covid and strep . Wear a m ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Pease clarifydepends: It depends on which glands/areas are swollen. Glands may only be swollen temporarily from infection. Tonsils can become swollen and can be removed, ... Read More
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