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6yr old son gets hot swollen hands, fingers, ears, lips in cold weather or extremely cold food, depending on exposure. What causes "hot swollen skin"?
See below: Increased blood flow to theses "extremity areas" is likely the cause. As long as there is no pain, this is natural (to an extent) so to keep these areas from loosing blood flow (cold can do this) and thus decreasing oxygen to the tissues, where, if without, tissues metabolism slows and if it stops, tissues can die. His response may be slightly exaggerated but, without pain, i would not worry. ...Read more
Swollen painful neck glands, fever 100.6, chills, painful to Tilt my head back, headache, and sore throat.
Maybe strep, etc...: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics without delay. Sounds like it's time for a trip to the doctor. ...Read more
Trouble breathing, dry mouth despite lots of water, headache, hot face, heart palpitations, throat tightness, lymph near neck enlarged. Any thoughts?
Doctor can evaluate: "Trouble breathing" means one needs to see a doctor, because it can be many things, such as an allergic reaction, a heart problem, pneumonia, etc... Trouble breathing can also be due to asthma-type symptoms if the person is prone to getting such problems with any cold, flu, allergy, or strep symptoms. In some cases, trouble breathing can be due to huge tonsils or a tonsillar abscess. ...Read more
Headache, sore throat, runny/stuffed nose, deep chest cough, hot and cold. No fever. A cold or more?
Cold or more??: If it just a cold, usually there are evident signs of respiratory distress. Those are rapid breathing (more than 24 x/min); nasal flaring;?; chest retractions; and use of the accessory muscles of respiration. If none of thes are present the cough is much more likely to originate at the pharyngeal level. An excellent med for type of cough is benzonatate. ...Read more
Face feels hot, cold chills, tight throat, fatigue, upset stomach, diarrhea, shoulder/neck aches, brain fog, congestion, but no fever?
Rest.: Sounds like you have the flu. If it is viral, you may only have low grade fever or sometimes none at all. O to bed, take 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours for the aches and pains, gargle with warm salt water, drink lots of fluids, chicken broth and just rest. Hopefully, it is just the one day flu. ...Read more
Is itchy, sore throat (w/ coughs) normally accompanied by warm sensation around neck?Had sore throats bfore w/o warm sensation.Home remedies/treatment?
Canker sore like sores that are spreading
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!
Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?
Internet?: Hi. Girl, I'm sold! Something may be wrong beyond a "cold"! Will you PLEASE go see a doctor in person for a good evaluation and diagnostic tests? We in internetville cannot do the diagnostics. I hope it's nothing serious, but I've seen conditions present like that, that ARE serious. An in-person physician is what you need with real in-person blood tests, and who knows what else for diagnostics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hair dressers and massage therapists give head neck shoulder massages around swollen lymph nodes?
Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold and hot sweats. In bed spots on forearms,and body feels all heated up and kinda flushed face?
Any medicines: You're on? which can be a reaction, please see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
Sore throat feels like razor blades when swallowing, yellow spot, headache, ear pain face hot fingers cold. Same issue 2 weeks ago. What could be wrong?
3dys ago red rash both shoulder joints hot to touch shiny & tight fever nausea lightheadedness fatigue sore throat tightness in chest short of breathe?
Nauseous headache, tingling chest and down arms,
Cold hands and feet, painful red dot on middle spine, stiff neck,
Chills, dizziness, pain under ribs?
ER: Hopefully you have gone to the ER and gotten evaluated by now. ...Read more
Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck, fever of 100.3, nauseated, sore neck, sore chest, congested nose periodically?
47yo, smoking 7 years. Red patches on roof of mouth. Tender. Have a cold/lost my voice. No fever, throat scratchy, not sore.No swollen glands,help?
Probably viral: It sounds like you could have viral lesions on the roof of the mouth. They will probably resolve in the next few days with saline rinses of warm water 1 cup mixed with a teaspoon of salt. If they do not resolve spontaneously have them looked at by your primary care doctor. They will decide if an ENT is necessary to check it out. You can also buy chloreseptic spray OTCwhich will anesthetize it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers