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what could cause a sore and swollen throat?

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Dr. Michael Armstrong
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Strept throat: Streptococcal tonsillitis is the most likely cause in young people. Mononucleosis and other viral sore throats are common, too. Cancer should be considered in adults over 40, especially smokers.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

Can sore throat cause swollen lymph in the neck?

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It sure can!: The lymph nodes in the head and neck will enlarge whenever there is a problem above them. So a sore throat, or other problem with your face, scalp, sinuses and ears can cause them to enlarge. If they stay enlarged for more than a month, see your doctor. It is also a good idea to get checked to be sure you don't have strep throat, which requires antibiotics to be effectively treated.
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
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As Dr, Yetimyan says below, a virus can also cause a sore throat with swollen glands in the neck.
Apr 7, 2019

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