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Bloomfield, NJ
A 30-year-old female asked:

I have a swollen gland on the right side. can this be an allergic reaction to food or medication? could it be a cold? throat nose and sneezing a lot

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Swollen glands: Yes, a swollen gland could be all of the things you asked about, such as an allergy, cold, etc. It is more likely to be a viral process or allergy to pollens than food allergy, especially since you are having throat symptoms and sneezing. If you have allergies, try an over-the-counter antihistamine first as this could help with your sneezing and the scratchy throat. If no better, see your doc.
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Last updated May 16, 2013


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