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can sore throat cause swollen lymph in the neck?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Apr 7, 2019
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
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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
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Viral pharyngitis: Virus can cause sore throat and swelling of the lymphnodes in the neck.
Answered on Apr 8, 2019

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