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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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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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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more