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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


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I had swollen glands and inflamed red throat. Went to the dentist yesterday she gave me Flagyl for my tonsils what does that mean. Was it bacterial.?

I had swollen glands and inflamed red throat. Went to the dentist yesterday she gave me Flagyl for my tonsils what does that mean. Was it bacterial.?

Swollen glands: We can't answer this without additional information and a clinical and visual examination. This is something you should discuss with your dentist or medical doctor, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

Activated charcoal capable of adsorbing bacteria/toxins/cleanse the body out? Lot of people swear by its benefit. Mainstream medicine overlooking?

Have better options: According to the big book....you are right....and in use in many countries.....however, you have better and safer and more effective trestments ...Read more

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Can activated charcoal absorb bad viruses/bacteria in the body? Like after being exposed to Norovirus would one benefit from taking charcoal for a week

Can activated charcoal absorb bad viruses/bacteria in the body? Like after being exposed to Norovirus would one benefit from taking charcoal for a week

Unfortunately, no: Sorry, but this won't have any effect on either preventing infection or making symptoms better. If you develop nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, be in touch with your doctor about medications to help control symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do at home for swollen glands?

What can I do at home for swollen glands?

Lymph nodes: Which glands (lymph nodes) are you referring to? If you have swollen lymph nodes in the neck and a recent upper respiratory infection, that may be normal. If you have lymph nodes in other areas like the arm pit or groin or the ones in the neck that don't go away, you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from swollen glands?

How can I relieve pain from swollen glands?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands all the time. What can I do?

See a doctor: Chronic swollen lymph nodes are fiund in so many illnesses that it is impossible to itemize here. It would be sensible to have a skilled physician examine you. ...Read more

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I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Any good way to speed up the shrinking of swollen glands?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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What kind of foods should I eat with mono and swollen glands?

Diet for mono: Since the initial sympmtoms include sore throat, cold liquids will be more soothing to the throat than warm soup. As the tonsils improve, so wil the sore throat and problem swallowing. Then anything you have eaten previously will become easier to swallow. Eat healthy foods and drink lots of liquids while resting during recovery. ...Read more

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Can you have swollen glands in the grown when having hemeroids?

Can you have swollen glands in the grown when having hemeroids?

See below: Hemorrhoids do not usually result in enlargement of lymph nodes in the groin. If external hemorrhoids, get infected, that may result in lymph node enlargement. It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful answer, without examining you and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctors if I have swollen glands?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen glands?

Treatment needs dx: Your swollen glands need to be diagnosed first before you get rid of them. If simple infections in the adjoining body parts caused these, they would regress after infection clears but if chronic inflammation of skin is the culprit, you can except these to persist every now and them due to the original condition. First try OTC anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen for a week or so. ...Read more

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Can allergies trigger swollen glands?

Can allergies trigger swollen glands?

Yes: Allergies can result in swollen glands in the neck. This is part of the immune system that is responding to the allergens and producing antibodies. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen glands under both armpits?

Need to first make d: First you need to have your doctor make the diagnosis of what is the cause of enlarged nodes. This will need further testing. The treatment will be guided by the diagnosis. So get a full check up done by a specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of swollen glands?

See your doc: "swollen glands" (lymph nodes or any other "glands") is not a disease but a symptom. You need to see your doc who will determine why they are swollen and then prescribe the proper therapy. Don't wait too long, please. Hope it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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I've got swollen glands and scalp psoriasisare. Are they linked?

Yes: Glands or lymph nodes in head and neck region frequently inflamed or enlarged due to any inflammation or infection in the near by region of the body. Psoriasis or other inflammatory condition can certainly cause it. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, I would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. In the meantime, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take whatever over the counter medication works well for headaches. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands n tonsils what will help?

Do not worry: If these are persisting beyong 3-4 weeks, you should go see an ENT doctor. He/she may give antibiotics as infection is the most common cause. Yet it is not serious. So quit worrying about it...It would go away with time. If it does not, then you have to see a good doctor to check and treat you. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in face and just under the jaw, any tups?

I have swollen glands in face and just under the jaw, any tups?

You may need medical: A medical evaluation by your family doctor or ENT doctor can help you sort it out. If the glands are increasing slowly then you need to go see a doctor. If they are just sitting there and are under one cm in size, they can be ignored for now. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in my hands. How do I reduce the swelling?

Hmm strange: Yuor hands don't have glands in them so I do not know what is swollen. I think you need to consult a doctor about this as it makes no sense. Swollen hands can be from many things but swollen glands suggests you have a mass. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen glands in the face and just under the jaw?

Possible tumor: Area under jaw called submandibular area. Swollen glands most often from primry tumor of floor of mouth or lateral tongue on the involved side. Swelling occassional from throat infection or lymphoma but one should be sure the swelling is not a primary lesion of the submaxillary gland in the same region ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a cutting wisdom tooth causes swollen glands?

Would it be possible that a cutting wisdom tooth causes swollen glands?

Not likely: "cutting" the wisdom teeth would not directly cause swollen glands. However, if there is a residual infection from the surgical procedure, there could be glandular involvement as with any infection. Contact the doctor immediately if you suspect any infection. ...Read more

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I'm having really tired, swollen glands, no fever- what's wrong with me?

Hard to tell: There are several possibilities but there is no way to tell without a good history, physical exam, and maybe some labs. See your primary doc for starters and best of luck. ...Read more

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What would indicate swollen glands on both side under the jaw without other symptoms?

Many choices: This could be swollen lymph nodes they can react to many factors. Need to be examined and the md will decide on other tests based on a hstory exam and lab tests. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a fever for a week and now a rash with swollen glands?

What do you recommend if I had a fever for a week and now a rash with swollen glands?

Fever, rash: Fever with gland swelling and rash sounds suspicious for a viral infection, with viral exanthem. These are usually self-limited, i.e. resolve as your immune system clears the virus. Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed can help symptoms. If symptoms persist, however, you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more