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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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No, I am a non smoker. The cough has been copounded by sore throat, swollen glands, headace and nausia..?

No, I am a non smoker.  The cough has been copounded by sore throat, swollen glands, headace and nausia..?

Viral infection: The symptoms are classical for a flu-like syndrome that is involving both the upper respiratory tract (sore throat, swollen glands) and lower respiratory tract (cough). As a rule, symptoms that get worse after 5 days can be treated by an empirical antibiotic and symptoms that linger after 10 days should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Had 2 front crowns 3 years ago, been having pain and now sore throat swollen glands, no voice could this be from the crowns?

Had 2 front crowns 3 years ago,  been having pain and now sore throat swollen glands, no voice  could this be from the crowns?

Front crowns: Your symptoms are generally unrelated to dental treatment. However, it the pain is in the teeth that have the crowns, you need to have them examined by a dentist. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to treat a sore throat/swollen glands?

What are some natural ways to treat a sore throat/swollen glands?

Salt water gargles: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two. ?

Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two. ?

Strep or mono: strep vs mono are the 2 most likely reasons. really important to have your doctor take a look and maybe get a swab for strep, or a mono test. if those are negative, then your doctor will have to dive deeper for a reason ...Read more

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Should I go see a doctor? I have a sore throat, swollen glands and I found a pus pocket in my throat this morning. I've had swollen glands for a mont

Should I go see a doctor? I have a sore throat, swollen glands and I found a pus pocket in my throat this morning.  I've had swollen glands for a mont

Good idea!: A month is a long time to suffer - your body's efforts to fight this by over-working lymph glands are not enough and pus = infection. Yes, see a Dr. for exam/eval/Rx. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I've had very sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache for over 3 days now. When will it stop?

I've had very sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache for over 3 days now. When will it stop?

Needs evaluation: See a doctor, could be viral or may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. If bacterial, it will be a number of days on antibiotics but be certain to take anything prescribed until all the pills are finished; if viral could be a number of weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more