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Causes Of Swollen Glands In Throat
Can impacted/rotten wisdom teeth cause swollen glands & throat tightness with dysphonia at times? Increase reflux symptoms?
YeS!: If not able to clean, wisdom teeth can get infected by oral bacteria (cavity). This infection can spread into the salivary glands and glands below the tongue. These glands can swell, causing difficulty swallowing. Trying too hard to swallow can cause reflux symptoms. Get those infected teeth out! A dental problem can become a medical problem very quickly if they are not removed. ...Read more
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
What can cause swollen glands under chin like close to the throat?! help please freakin out! I have a tooth abcess! Do I have ludwings agnia?
Abscessed tooth: An abscessed lower back tooth can cause swollen glands in the area you describe. Your glands (lymph nodes) swell up when they are fighting an infection in that area. This is what they are supposed to do. It is unlikely that you have ludwig's angina. Regardless you need to see a dentist or an oral surgeon tomorrow morning. They may place you on an antibiotic to help shrink the infection. ...Read more
The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?
What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.
If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal
Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick ...Read more
Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?
Suspect Viral headco:
Your symptoms are like a virus infection causing you to have what is called Common head Cold.
This is a common illness that affects all of us once or twice a year. Sometimes it can be Flu, which is more severe. For treatment, take lots of warm liquids (soups, tea, coffee) and take a decongestant medication. Paracetamol pills will help to relieve the symptoms which may last 3-5 days, then go away. ...Read more
Mri identified bulging disc in lumbar spine that is contacting s.Nerve. Could this be causing abdominal pain/bloating, swollen glands & sore throat?
Very unlikely: Disc herniation is very common and often but not always without symptoms. We find it because we look for it. The syptoms you are discribing are more consistent with a viral illness such as mononucleosis and others than disc disease. None of these syptoms are typical for disc herniation. Specifically sore throat and swollen glands are not usually related to disc disease.. ...Read more
Allergic reaction.: I am concerned that you may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction to something, or at the very least, you are having some type of infection. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the short term, but see your physician for an exam and possible labwork in the next day or 2. ...Read more
What causes swollen glands in groin and neck, changes in voice, fever and low appetite for over a week?
Not per se:
It is not the swollen glands that cause Bells palsy but the infection that may be causing enlarged glands.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes: Lymph nodes swell in response to infection. In the diagram of the lymph nodes in the neck, you can see that infection anywhere in the head (including sinuses) drains down to the lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more
14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? 14 yr old has swollen glands on back of neck for over 6 months. What is cause? One is really large about midway down back of neck on right side of spine and is approx. 2-3cm in
Probably benign: Enlarged nodes in a 14 year old are probably not serious, but if they are getting larger, they should be investigated. Measure them carefully and repeat in two or three weeks. If they've not changed in six months, they are probably nothing. ...Read more
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Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more
That depends: It is variable depending on what type of infection is causing glands to become swollen. Also depends on which glands or if it is lymph nodes. Sorry - can't provide a good response with limited info avaialble. ...Read more
Strep test/ cultures: 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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
Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more
It is likely virus I: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better, seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more
a couple of weeks: Most infection related enlarged lymph nodes settle down as the infection is treated and controlled. So the lymph glands should settle down to normal size in a mater of 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
Pease clarifydepends: It depends on which glands/areas are swollen. Glands may only be swollen temporarily from infection. Tonsils can become swollen and can be removed, but other criteria have to be met for this. It is also agreed upon by doctors that tonsils provide benefits to the immune system. A visit to your doctor will likely determine what is swollen and what the best course is. ...Read more
I had swollen glands and then inflamed and red throat. I was just wondering could I send a picture of my throat to you to look at?
We can not see: Your photograph through the health / medical education portion of HealthTap. If you are looking for diagnosis, can look at HealthTap Prime or concierge service. ...Read more
Swollen glands in diff. Places & feeling of something lodged in throat for over a year. Been twice to GP, he assures me all is well. Constant worrying?
Therapist or new Dr: It's so important to trust your Dr that I'd urge you to either work a bit w/ a psychotherapist to learn how to increase your trust/assertiveness in interacting w/ your Dr and/or seek a new Dr for a 2nd opinion on the concerns you have. It should be possible to feel a really swollen gland and run lab work to Dx for cause or explain your error to you. Don't ignore it! ...Read more
I had swollen glands in my neck. Throat inflamed and red. I've been given Flagyl 400mg 1 three times daily. What are they used for?
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
Sore throat: Two things come to my mind when patients complain of a sore throat without other symptoms, post nasal drip and early viral infections. Either way, you can try an allergy pill or the new nasal steroid over the counter: nasal cort. I prefer the nasal steroid. Either way if this does not work in the next few days, try some Motrin for the pain and gargle with salt water. See my other answers on st. ...Read more
I have a lump in my throat I think it is a swollen glands how do I get rid of it quickly pleaseeeeee help?
Neck mass: Neck mass has many possible causes. Please see an ENT doctor for examination and work up! ...Read more
Swollen glands under jaw near front of throat for over 4 months maybe more and a lump in the bottom front of throat for over 10 months?
This merits: Medical assessment at this point - More than 10 months - warrants eval. ...Read more
Had swollen glands. Went back for check up better now. Told throat red and inflamed. Feels like food is stuck or im choking. Worried. Saw doc yesterday?
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