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Doctor insights on: Coughing Mucous Glands Swollen

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Basically can you have acute Sinusitus without fever or a cough with throat glands swollen?

Basically can you have acute Sinusitus without fever or a cough with throat glands swollen?

Yes: Just like a m inor bacterial infection anywhere else, acute sinusitis often produces no fever or systemic troubles. And lymph nodes in the neck pop up and go away for no reason at all even in healthy folks. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?

White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?

Dr. Can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Very unlikely: It is much more likely to be a common viral infection or Strep. Tobacco use will make the problem worse and prolong the issue. ...Read more

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Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands, hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Sinus infection twice followed by sneezing, runny nose chest pain swollen glands, hacking cough with thick green, white, dark yellow mucus. Cold?

Probably sinus: Your history suggests that you may be suffering from nasal congestion (most likely from allergies) leading to obstruction of the sinus drainage and then infection. Controlling the nasal congestion would be the first step (visit an allergist?). Later on a CT sinus and/or immune work-up may be pursued if indicated. ...Read more

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I'm coughing up a lot of mucous and my glands are swollen. What can I do?

I'm coughing up a lot of mucous and my glands are swollen. What can I do?

Throat or sinus: Thissinus this could be a throat or sinus infection. If symptoms last more than 3-5 days or get worse, you should be seen by a doctor and likely be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have had swollen glands in neck (for a week) and coughing up mucus. But no other symptoms. I did some gardening. Doctor said my chest is clear?

I have had swollen glands in neck (for a week) and coughing up mucus. But no other symptoms. I did some gardening. Doctor said my chest is clear?

Virus: Sounds like a viral syndrome. It should pass in a few days. If you start to have night sweats and weight loss and glands get bigger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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So how can you tell if your glands swollen?

Glands: Lymph nodes typically cannot be felt if they have never been involved in an infection. So if you can feel them then they are swollen. ...Read more

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Why is one of my glands swollen and painful?

Why is one of my glands swollen and painful?

Possible infection: Swollen lymph glands that are painful are usually a sign of infection or inflammation. In the groin it could be due to a small infection on the foot. In the neck, a throat, dental, allergy or virus.
The infections could be viral or bacterial. Sometime just irritation nearby can do it. Rarely cancer can be possible.
Get checked out. ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow and glands swollen?

Hurts to swallow and glands swollen?

See your physician: See your physician who can properly diagnose and treat your symptoms. It could be many things. It's better to catch things early so that they do not advance into more serious or complicated issues. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can cold sores make my glands swollen?

Yes: Herpes labialis (cold sore) arise from an immune stressor which can, not always, cause lymphoid tissue in the neck to hypertrophy. Once the sore is gone, the lymph nodes calm. ...Read more

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Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

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

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more

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Salivary glands swollen for 2 years now. Ct done only shows that they are enlarged biopsy done on gland lip only shows inflamed gland dye test done?

Salivary glands swollen for 2 years now. Ct done only shows that they are enlarged biopsy done on gland lip only shows inflamed gland dye test done?

Lots of things: Unfortunately, your description is not detailed enough to be of true help to you, but there are a wide range of diseases that can appear in the salivary glands. These range from reactive (stones), inflammatory/immune (sjogren's/igg4 disease), to neoplastic (tumor). A thorough discussion with the doctor who ordered the biopsy should be quite useful. ...Read more

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Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Not likely: If you do not have nasal symptoms or discharge, it is not likely to be sinusitis. It is not feasible to say, what it is without examining you. If your symptoms do not abate in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The enlarged lymph glands are of particular concern and you should get it checked. ...Read more

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1 week into having shingles. Rash only 7 spots bottom cheek and starting to fade. Throat now inflamed and neck glands swollen. Is this still shingles?

1 week into having shingles. Rash only 7 spots bottom cheek and starting to fade. Throat now inflamed and neck glands swollen. Is this still shingles?

Pharyngitis: You're describing a pharyngitis which is unrelated to shingles. I wonder "why" at your young age you're under attack from shingles followed by a nasty throat infection. I hope u can get yourself checked to find out "why" this happened to u. There could be something wrong with your immune system or you're under way too much stress. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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Have sore throat, glands swollen, tired, weak, fever, 10 days now?

Have sore throat, glands swollen, tired, weak, fever, 10 days now?

See a physician: A sore throat is pain and irritation of the throat that often precipitates when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat is a viral infection that resolves on its own with at-home care. Drink water and get a good rest. You can use otc cold medication. However, because your symptoms over 10 days and fever, see your pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I started taking amoxicillin 5 days ago for a cat bite. Now my neck feels stiff through jaw on left side, glands swollen, lump in my throat feeling?

I started taking amoxicillin 5 days ago for a cat bite. Now my neck feels stiff through jaw on left side, glands swollen, lump in my throat feeling?

Evaluation needed: You may have an infection with an organism for which amoxicillin is not effective. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine if a change in therapy is needed. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Left ear and left side of throat hurt, left glands swollen. Cold compress helps a bit. I got a quick glance this morning, tonsil didn't look too big.

Most likely viral: With symptoms just starting today you are likely suffering from viral infection. Try symptomatic management first with increased rest and hydration, salt water gargle, tea with honey, NSAIDs like ibuprofen for pain. If this fails then see primary doctor for more comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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I have been having a combination of a wet and dry cough. I now have a swollen gland is it possible that coughing can cause this?

I have been having a combination of a wet and dry cough. I now have a swollen gland is it possible that coughing can cause this?

Swollen gland: The swollen gland is probably a lymph node caused by the bacteria or virus that caused the cough and cold in the first place. Most of these swollen glands will resolve over time. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if you have any night sweats you should see you doctor. I hope you feel better soon. Good luck! Hope this helped. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

Clinical Evaluation: And depending on the findings, a lab test may also be recommended. Please see a physician because swollen tongue can block the airway. Swollen glands can be a sign of infection... ...Read more

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I had an infection on my penis that left the foreskin around the glands swollen. After I apply ointment, do I try to put the foreskin back over?

I had an infection on my penis that left the foreskin around the glands swollen. After I apply ointment, do I try to put the foreskin back over?

Do not force: Do not force the skin back. Wait for the infection to clear. You may clean under the foreskin by dipping the head in warm water. If the issue persists you may consider circumcision. ...Read more

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My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

My salivatory gland or lymph node in that area right under/on chin bone swollen the size of a canadian loonie and hurts followed by cough and tirednes?

See a doctor: What you are feeling could be enlarged salivary gland, or it could be an enlarged lymph nodes reacting to a viral, or bacterial event.
first chew a gum or a hard candy that will stimulate the salivary gland.
you need to see a doctor in case you need antibiotic fir the enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I felt tired last week, then developed neck stiffness with headache snd very tired sensetive eyes. Woke up thiis morning to find my glands swollen.

I felt tired last week, then developed neck stiffness with headache snd very tired sensetive eyes. Woke up thiis morning to find my glands swollen.

Infection: You have the symptoms of and appear to have contracted some infection, . ..Could be viral like the common cold or flu, or could be bacterial sinus infection/uri etc that may need an antibiotic. See a dr. For an exam and get treated appropriately depending on the official diagnosis, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Been sick now knot in neck! Swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Been sick now knot in neck! Swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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Cough and swollen glands after operation and dizzy, op was 4 days ago?

Cough and swollen glands after operation and dizzy, op was 4 days ago?

Incomplete info: What were you operated for? What was the procedure? Did you have an endotracheal tube? You may have whatever you had the surgery for or it may be as simple as bacterial throat infection. It would be prudent to consult your doctor as it is nor feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more