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How To Get Rid Of A Swollen Gland In The Throat
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
Support immune syste: Try salt water gargles twice daily, increase fluids to the amount of ounces = to half your weight in pounds, make sure you are getting adequate sleep to restore your immune system (7.5-8 hours/night). You can also add vitamin c and zinc to your regimen to support immune system. Most often the cause is viral and unless symptoms persist, i would not recommend antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a lump in my throat i think it is a swollen glands how do I get rid of it quickly pleaseeeeee help?
Sore Throat: Viral sore throats usualy clear up on thier own within a few days. If your symptoms are severe or last longer see your doctor for poosible cultures and antibiotics. If this is frequent you should consult an ENT doc to discuss further options. ...Read more
The left side of my neck is swollen had a lymph node but it went away my gland and neck is still swollen how can I get rid of it?
Maybe never: It is difficult to know exactly what you are talking about without being able to examine the area. However, it sounds like the initial problem with the lymph node has resolved. But now you are still able to feel the node. It's possible that it may never disappear. As long as it's small and not tender, that's OK. If it's large - an inch or bigger, or sore, you should see your primary doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause: The parotid gland is one of the major salivary glands and swelling of the glands can be from a number of causes. You need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing the swelling before you can treat it. ...Read more
Treatment needs dx: Your swollen glands need to be diagnosed first before you get rid of them. if simple infections in the adjoining body parts caused these, they would regress after infection clears but if chronic inflammation of skin is the culprit, you can except these to persist every now and them due to the original condition. First try OTC anti inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen for a week or so. ...Read more
Throat feels like closing for days now, looked at tongue & there is swollen bumps more towards the back of it. What could it be and how to get rid of?
Taste Buds: Those bumps are your taste buds. They are not the cause of your throat 'closing' feeling. ...Read more
I have a swollen bartholins gland that is not painful and has been there for almost a year. How do I get rid of it ?
See a gyne-: cologist and have them remove it surgically or drain it or treat it with antibiotics-maybe it is chronically infected ...Read more
Lump in my throat feels like a small soft marble, I swallow and still there, feels like my throat is swollen, what's wrong and how do I get rid of it?
Globus?: The first issue is to determine whether you have an actual mass, or just the sensation of a mass, or globus. Masses in the throat should always be taken seriously and generally are removed and tested for cancers. Globus can occur on its own, but more often is caused by an underlying condition, with reflux being most common. You need an exam, and go from there based on findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I get rid of my shrimp allergy every time i eat it my throat and lips become swollen and itchy for few minutes when i stop eating?
Don't: Don, t test yourself with shellfish anymore! you are potentially putting your life in danger everytime you eat it. See an allergist and determine what you are allergic to and get a Epinephrine auto injector to carry around. For the time being there is no cure for shellfish allergy. ...Read more
How to get rid of bumps on the back of throat? They're not on my tonsils, they're just like little swollen spots from my post nasal drip/pharyngitis.
Been on amoxicillin for tonsillitis but didn't get rid of it.Still have swollen neck gland on left.Biaxin (clarithromycin) gave rash so now on third antibiotics.This ok?
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