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How to get rid of sore throat and swollen gland?

How to get rid of sore throat and swollen gland?

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 more

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It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

How can I get rid of a sore throat and swollen tonsils and glands?

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

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I get a sore throat every day. Slight nasal congestion and raspy voice. Swollen glands too. Advil helps, but it comes back.. Any suggestions?

I get a sore throat every day. Slight nasal congestion and raspy voice. Swollen glands too. Advil helps, but it comes back.. Any suggestions?

See your ENT: You have some sort of chronic problem, but it is hard to know what is going on over the computer. Most likely you are dealing with allergies, chronic sinusitis, or perhaps laryngeal reflux. A thorough history, physical exam and maybe some x-rays or other tests will help sort out the problem. Sinus rinses are a helpful solution for sinus congestion and allergy complaints as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Piercing: The tragus is part of the ear. A piercing can certainly introduce bacteria into your tissues and they can spread to lymph nodes, but the lymph nodes that are likely to be affected would be just in front of the ear. It would not be very likely for you to have a sore throat as a result of such a piercing. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some home remedies for sore throat and swollen gland?

Can you suggest some home remedies for sore throat and swollen gland?

Tips: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth.  Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side .

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

Doctor's visit: Depends on a number of things: what the swollen glands feel like what the throat looks like fever? Elevated wbc? Any other medical history? How long it has been going on. Any other findings on exam. ...Read more

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2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

HIV: Since you have not disclosed your age, a response is not possible. Please discuss with your parents or your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same ? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks ?

Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same ? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks ?

Go see ENT doctor: Sore throat is commonly caused by infections(glands can enlarge although they are actually located in the neck). Any sore throat that persists beyond 2-3 weeks requires full evaluation from ENT doctor to make sure there is no serious infection like Strept throat. ...Read more

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My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

Need to see a doctor: It looks like your daughter is getting an acute pharyngitis. She is needed to be seen by a physician to be evaluated if she has bacteria infection. In the mean time, try to control her fever with alternating paracetamol and Ibuprofen so it won't be so high that she may have seizure due to high temperature. She needs to drink plenty of fluid too so she is not dehydrated. ...Read more

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My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. how long has it been since she contracted the virus. she doesnt seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. how long has it been since she contracted the virus.  she doesnt seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

Mono testing: Given that she has other symptoms, it is likely that the disease contact was within the past week to 10 days. The mono test is based on development of IgM antibodies, which are the first ones to appear, and develop within about a week. Depending on the test, there can be other considerations, but her case sounds consistent with the common scenario. ...Read more

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Is there something wrong if you are choked and now your glands in neck are swollen and you have a sore throat?

Is there something wrong if you are choked and now your glands in neck are swollen and you have a sore throat?

Hard to say: Id get an exam to examine the trauma that could have been caused by the choke. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Left side of my neck only has very enlarged swollen gland tender to the touch, mild sore throat and constipated? I am traveling in thailand.

Left side of my neck only has very enlarged swollen gland tender to the touch, mild sore throat and constipated? I am traveling in thailand.

Lymphadenitis: Lymphadenitis occurs when the lymph nodes become enlarged due to the by inflammation. The swollen glands are found near the site of an infection, hence sore throat could be the source. Rec. See a general practitioner for evaluation and treatment if need it. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Lymph nodes: A sore throat or other infection above the neck often causes swelling of lymph nodes in the neck. At times these swollen lymph nodes are tender. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that your body is fighting an infection and are not cause for concern. ...Read more

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What can I do if my submandibular glands have been swollen for months now I have a sore throat?

What can I do if my submandibular glands have been swollen for months now I have a sore throat?

Antibiotics: You likrly have an infection which would be accompanied by a mild fever, redness, and tenderness in the area. ...Read more

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Waking up with a constant sore throat /sore neckfor a few weeks, swollen neck gland and feels like something is stuck in my throat.Smoker/drink im23?

Waking up with a constant sore throat /sore neckfor a few weeks, swollen neck gland and feels like something is stuck in my throat.Smoker/drink im23?

Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Some Upper Respiratory Infections (URI's) can cause lymph nodes in the neck area to get inflamed and cause neck pain,etc. Se the Dr. to get treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to treat a sore throat/swollen glands?

What are some natural ways to treat a sore throat/swollen glands?

Salt water gargles: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Hi I've had a sore throat for over a week now my glands were really swollen but they have gone down but my throat is very sore keeps swopping from lef?

Hi I've had a sore throat for over a week now my glands were really swollen but they have gone down but my throat is very sore keeps swopping from lef?

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 acetaminophen may help decrease the symptoms. ...Read more

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