A member asked:

What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

10 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Danny Proffitt answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

You cold have a simple viral infection. You could have a sifnificant bacterial infection, you could have a rare fungal infection. Generally the lymph nodes in the neck will swell with viral and bacterial infections. You describe a classic viral infection. Strep throat is not usually associated with runny nose. If there is fever, difficulty swallowing or you believe you are too ill, see pcp.

Answered Sep 28, 2016


Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

This may be a banal viral upper respiratory infection. Usually it starts subsiding within 2-3 days. If it persists, especially fever, you want to see a doctor. If you have any risk factors for a more serious disease (unusual sex practices, use of i/v drugs etc.) you may want to have these symptoms checked out by a physician promptly.

Answered Mar 14, 2019


Dr. David Astrachan answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Sorry to be blunt, it sounds like you have a bad viral infection, flu or cold. It is also possible you could have tonsillitis or pharyngitis leading to swelling of your lymph nodes.

Answered Mar 10, 2019



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