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What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

What causes swollen uvula and redness in back of throat?

Infection etc.: The swelling process found is equivalent to inflammation which will take time to resolve. ...Read more

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Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Are oranges the culprit of my swollen tonsils and sore throat?

Highly unlikely: Unless you are allergic to them, oranges are not the source of your illness. Get a doctor to look at your throat and decide if you need treatment for strep throat. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

What could cause a sore throat, swollen tongue, mouth sores, red bumps all over my tongue and the back of my throat and extreme fatigue besides strep.

Seasonal flu: is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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What system causes sore throat and swollen lymph nodes?

Mononucleosis: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

What are the causes of slightly swollen lymph glands in the throat?

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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Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Piercing: The tragus is part of the ear. A piercing can certainly introduce bacteria into your tissues and they can spread to lymph nodes, but the lymph nodes that are likely to be affected would be just in front of the ear. It would not be very likely for you to have a sore throat as a result of such a piercing. ...Read more

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What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

This : This sounds like strep throat. However the "white blisters" on your throat are worrisome. The concern is a peritonsilar abscess, which is an emergency that needs to be addressed right away. Seek medical attention asap if you have not done so already. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause chronic sore throat? And feeling of swelling of throat?

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Can asthma cause chronic sore throat? And feeling of  swelling of throat?

Allergies?: You may have allergies, which could mean a chronic post nasal drip, which can cause a sore throat. A truly swollen throat may represent angioedema. To sort things out, see your provider. ...Read more

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Sore swollen eyelids and a sore throat, what can cause them?

Sore swollen eyelids and a sore throat, what can cause them?

Viral infection: The combination of sore throat and swelling with irritation in the eyes is highly suggestive of a viral infection (pharyngitis plus conjunctivitis) for which there is no known treatment that will cure it. Standard advice is to stay well hydrated (drink plenty of fluids), take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain, and apply hot/wet compresses to your eyes. Then just add a tincture of time. ...Read more

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Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water & also peroxide?

Symptons are sore throat, sore glands and neck is sore and aching. I also have sore in roof of mouth. Been gargling with salt water  & also peroxide?

See your doctor: Sore glands could be due to an infection in your mouth, sore neck don't know could be anything. You can not treat yourself gargling, you need to get proper diagnosis and treatment, call your dentist or your doctor or both. Please don't wait ...Read more

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Lots of bumps on tongue, swollen tonsils and sore throat. What could this be?

Lots of bumps on tongue, swollen tonsils and sore throat. What could this be?

Many things.: The bumps are probably the normal papillae of the tongue, although without actually seeing it, we can't be absolutely certain of that. The swollen tonsils and sore throat would need to be diagnosed by your physician. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis cause swollen painful salivatory glands nausea and cough?? And my throat hurts on the other side on the bottom/back

Can tonsillitis cause swollen painful salivatory glands nausea and cough?? And my throat hurts on the other side on the bottom/back

Possibly...: The bacteria causing tonsillitis can spread to other nearby structures of the throat, and even spread throughout your system, causing more serious problems (sepsis). Nausea can be due to the primary infection or any antibiotics that you may currently be taking. If nausea keeps you from taking fluids or medications such as antibiotics, be sure to contact your physician for further evaluation/plan. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of a burning sore mouth and throat?

What are probable causes of a burning sore mouth and throat?

Many causes: A great resource for information regarding burning mouth is www.Mayoclinic.Com. ...Read more

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Can bad infection cause cervical lymph nodes swell?having sore throat,runny nose lot of cough and ear pain for 20 days.node is tender and painful.

Can bad infection cause cervical lymph nodes swell?having sore throat,runny nose lot of cough and ear pain for 20 days.node is tender and painful.

Yes: Respiratory infections can be associated with lymph node swelling. It is usually along the anterior neck and both sides. Lymph node swelling that is more posterior may be associated with mono. Lymph nodes themselves may become infected so if 1 or 2 are larger, red or very tender, this is a possibility. All the best and be examined for any concerns. ...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


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more