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How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

How can I eliminate swollen glands under jaw bone?

Find the reason: If you indeed have swollen glands under the jaw you have a nidus of low grade infection which is causing this. This cazn be dental, sinus problems, acne or many other problems. If they have been present for a long period of time you should have them checked by you local MD. While usually due to above in rare cases they can be a sign of a more severe problem. ...Read more

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Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

Swollen glands behind jaw bone tooth pain?

See Your Dentist: Unfortunately you need to see your dentist so that they can take a radiograph (xray) and do an examination to determine why your glands are swollen. Typically, if a lower tooth has a large cavity, your glands can swell due to the fact that they are filterin bacteria from that part fo the face. Fortunately, your dentist can make the right diagnosis and take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

I have an enlarged gland about 3 fingers below my left ear just under my jaw bone for about 2.5 years. No symptoms, CT scan was negative. What can it?

Otolaryngologist: This could be an enlarged salivary gland caused by a blockage in a duct. Also a solitary enlarged lymph gland or cyst. Have an otolaryngologist examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands in face and just under the jaw, any tups?

You may need medical: A medical evaluation by your family doctor or ENT doctor can help you sort it out. If the glands are increasing slowly then you need to go see a doctor. If they are just sitting there and are under one cm in size, they can be ignored for now. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen glands in the face and just under the jaw?

What can cause swollen glands in the face and just under the jaw?

Possible tumor: Area under jaw called submandibular area. Swollen glands most often from primry tumor of floor of mouth or lateral tongue on the involved side. Swelling occassional from throat infection or lymphoma but one should be sure the swelling is not a primary lesion of the submaxillary gland in the same region ...Read more

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What would indicate swollen glands on both side under the jaw without other symptoms?

What would indicate swollen glands on both side under the jaw without other symptoms?

Many choices: This could be swollen lymph nodes they can react to many factors. Need to be examined and the md will decide on other tests based on a hstory exam and lab tests. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands under my jaw and it feels like my jaw is slightly swollen. Recently started flovent inhaler. Related? Cause for concern?

I have swollen glands under my jaw and it feels like my jaw is slightly swollen. Recently started flovent inhaler. Related? Cause for concern?

And Flovent is for?: Swollen glands (lymph nodes) are unlikely to be from the flovent, but more likely to be from the reasons Flovent is being used. Flovent is used for asthma, which worsens when a person has a cold, a flu, a sinus infection, or allergies. Those conditions can cause swollen lymph nodes in and around the neck. Of course, it's possible that the swollen glands are due to other unrelated reasons, too. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?

You are sick: Sorry to be blunt, it sounds like you have a bad viral infection, flu or cold. It is also possible you could have tonsillitis or pharyngitis leading to swelling of your lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Enlarged swollen glands under jaw, do I need to remove it?

No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

Infection?: Lymph nodes (glands) usually enlarge when they work hard to fight off infections. Five months is a long time to go w/o checking w/ a doctor for the cause. There are other things under jaws - salivary glands, thyroid, etc. Have an exam - perhaps see an ENT specialist. Something is not right and it's not self-correcting so far. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Lumps under the jaw bone will be a cancer?

Lumps under the jaw bone will be a cancer?

Not always...: There are many structures that live underneath the jaw including lymph nodes that can become enlarged with recent infection, etc...A thorough history and physical exam by your primary care provider as well as some simple lab tests may be needed to further evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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Cyst under the jaw bone will be a cancer?

Cyst under the jaw bone will be a cancer?

Not necessarily so: "cysts" as you say are not always cancer. Still they do warrent further check up. There are many different kinds but you should see an oral surgeon to help diagnose which one it is. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch.?

I have a pain under my left ear and under the jaw bone to touch.?

TMJ: Temporomandibular joint dysfucntion/pain is a common cause of ear pain. If you tend to grind your teeth or have poor occlusion due to missing teeth or some anatomical variant, you may be especially prone to develop the dysfunction of this joint. There may be other types of problems causing similar symtpoms, though. ...Read more

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What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

What types of things (besides colds) cause swollen lymph nodes under the jaw bone?

Usually some: Type of infection, in mouth, gums, salivary gland, mononcucleosis, tuberculosis, etc. Less commonly, disorders of the lymphatic system, such as lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, sarcoidosis. Even less commonly, metastatic cancer from thyroid, lung, breast, etc. If it persists, you should get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there need to be concerned about a lump/swelling that continues to appear. No pain. Located under the jaw bone below ear. Fever 99 -100. Tyl not w?

Is there need to be concerned about a lump/swelling that continues to appear. No pain. Located under the jaw bone below ear. Fever 99 -100. Tyl not w?

Yes: Get checked. It could be infection but it could be something more serious like a tumor. If there is a mass that persists a few weeks with no symptoms and for no reason, it may need a scan and/or a biopsy. This is especially the case if there is a history of smoking and drinking or skin cancers for this part of the body. ...Read more

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Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

Sore throat and the gland directly under the jaw bone hurts and the area is swollen. My ear is sore at times. Should I be worried about cancer?

NOT REALLY BUT NEEDS: Needs to be checked as your swollen glands and sore throat is most probably due to infection and it may need to be treated with full course of appropriate antibiotics
It is unlikely to be cancer and seems like an acute infection
But have it checked and get treated ...Read more

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I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

I think I have an infection in onw of my glands under my lower jaw bone, I get them from time to time on both sideof face, is this serious, cancerous?

Need brief time: Any time enlarged lymph nodes in the neck is a concern at any age, till the cause is established, more often it is is due to infection in pro-pharygeal cavity less often is due to head & neck cancers, and lymphomas, let your doctor check you ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?

Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more

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2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

2-3cm lump below left ear under jaw bone for almost 3 yrs now, year 2 CT scan showed nothing. Dr. Thinks is swollen salivary gland. No symptoms.?

See Oral Surgeon: There are some other rather benign tumor might show normal sign on ct or x-rays. Of course, if it is swollen salivary gland, then it must has a reason that cause it. Please consult an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

Hard lump under jaw: This could be a lymph node or salivary gland. If it came up quickly then more likely a salivary gland. A boil could be there but would be very tender. If this continues to enlarge then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have what I believe is an ingrown hair, it is on my face just under my jaw bone. When I went to pop it, it popped what felt like under my skin?

I have what I believe is an ingrown hair, it is on my face just under my jaw bone. When I went to pop it, it popped what felt like under my skin?

Pop under skin: This is likely nothing to worry about. You probably were feeling a pop from the skin and underlying tissue rubbing against each other but this is nothing dangerous. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Pain on right side of jaw and swollen glands?

Illness or teeth?: I would visit dentist to check for abcessed teeth. If the dentist says teeth are fine, I would visit doctor to rule out virus or bacterial infection. In the meantime, rest, drink plenty of fluids and take whatever over the counter medication works well for headaches. ...Read more

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What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

Lymphadenopathy: Those are jugulodigastric nodes. They can be swollen for several reasons including pharyngitis or sinusitis. Aggressive oral cleaning or scaling can cause this as well. ...Read more

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Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Yes.: Whether lymph nodes or other glands that are swollen - this can cause pain. ...Read more

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Can't tell, but left jaw right at back at curve may be ever so slightly swollen, no swollen glands anywhere else, having some TMJ issues, concern?

Can't tell, but left jaw right at back at curve may be ever so slightly swollen, no swollen glands anywhere else, having some TMJ issues, concern?

Hard to say but...: If you have some tmj/tmd issues, I would recommend seeing dentist and/or a tmj/tmd specialist to evaluate and make sure that you are not having additional problems that need attention. Don'tr wait until the symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Can sinus cause swollen glands under jaw and middle of neck to swell

Can sinus cause swollen glands under jaw and middle of neck to swell

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

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

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