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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How do I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck!?

How do I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck!?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system by enlarging in response. Prolonged enlargement should be biopsied. If no problem, they shrink. ...Read more

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Please help me! How can I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck?

Please help me! How can I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck?

Find Reason: You need to see your doctor or dentist to find out. If they are swollen, then they are collecting bacteria. Where do you have an infection that is feeding them? Stop the infection. ...Read more

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Swollen gland (i think) in neck, I'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

Swollen gland (i think) in neck, I'm not sick, other symptoms as well. How to reduce swelling?

See your physician: When glands are swollen that is a sign that your body is fight off infection. This is certainly a time to see your physician for a full examination and please call attention to areas of concern like your swollen neck. Once you have seen the doctor and your health improves, the swelling will go away. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you reduce lymph node swelling the neck?

How can you reduce lymph node swelling the neck?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big for the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They reduce when the problem heals. ...Read more

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For stiff neck do you use warm or cool compresses to reduce swelling?

For stiff neck do you use warm or cool compresses to reduce swelling?

Whichever feels good: Both heat and cold can feel good. Experiment and see what feels better for you. Be careful that you do not burn or freeze the skin. ...Read more

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I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse. Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines?

I suffer from osteoarthritis in my neck and it's causing my migraines to get worse. Do you have any ideas on a way to reduce the swelling migraines?

Cervical Facet Dz: The cervical facets in the neck can develop the osteoarthritis you mentioned and can cause headaches as well. Typically facet injections can help relieve the pain and reduce headaches. If these are short lived then the nerves supplying those joints can be ablated for long term relief, this is called radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy. Botox injections to the neck and head can also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in my neck from tight muscles?

How can I reduce swelling in my neck from tight muscles?

Tight muscles: Alternating between hot and cold packs can be helpful, stretching, and massage. Also NSAIDs like ibuprofen can help reducing inflammation. Say well hydrated with water. ...Read more

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I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise

Related?: No way of knowing whether your neck swelling is in any way related to the vitamin d or is something entirely different. Advice would be to not take it again and go and see a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swelling if someone with hiv, has lymph nodes in whole body from neck to feet?

What is the best way to reduce swelling if someone with hiv, has lymph nodes in whole body from neck to feet?

Diagnosis needed: Diffuse lymphadenopathy in an HIV patient needs to be evaluated fairly soon. Before recommending a treatment, your healthcare provider must ascertain the cause first. ...Read more

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Serious tooth infection. Antibiotics calming infection. Tooth being pulled tuesday. How can I reduce neck lymph swelling without upsetting infection?

Serious tooth infection. Antibiotics calming infection. Tooth being pulled tuesday. How can I reduce neck lymph swelling without upsetting infection?

Lymph nodes: As the antibiotics control the infection from the tooth they will also control the swelling and tenderness in the lymph nodes. As the infection is eliminated, the associated results of the infection should subside. Continue with treatment and follow the advice or your doctor. ...Read more

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Fever for a week 38-40° with neck lymph node swelling initially and nw reduced. Fever is still there. Went to doc n given ciproflocaxin to no effect.

Fever for a week 38-40° with neck lymph node swelling initially and nw reduced. Fever is still there. Went to doc n given ciproflocaxin to no effect.

Take fever med: Cipro is antibiotic for the infection = 2-3 days to see change. You should be taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil around the clock with fever that high to keep it under control and reduce how bad you feel. If not improving, or any worsening, go to er. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and it has made my neck and jaw swollen how do I reduce the swelling?

I have a cold sore and it has made my neck and jaw swollen how do I reduce the swelling?

Need Evaluation: Cold sores don't cause the neck and jaw to swell. You need to have your dentist/physician evaluate what your specific causing condition is. ...Read more

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Right tonsil is swollen and I guess gland on neck is swollen. Quickest way to reduce swelling? Throat is not sore. No insurance

Right tonsil is swollen and I guess gland on neck is swollen. Quickest way to reduce swelling? Throat is not sore. No insurance

Swollen Tonsil: Check your local free clinic or ask an ENT specialist for a discounted opinion. You may qualify for some program or it could be a simple problem but get answers... ...Read more

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What might be the cause of some swelling on my neck which I suspect 2B thyroid?

What might be the cause of some swelling on my neck which I suspect 2B thyroid?

Need 2B seen: Your thyroid gland is located low in the neck, around the level of your sternal notch. Swelling in the neck may also involve lymph nodes, salivary glands or other structures. The list of problems which might cause swelling in the neck is quite long. See your pcp or ENT for a thorough physical exam and appropriate workup. ...Read more

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Been having achy pain in the front on my neck, by my thyroid, worse in the morning or when I wake up. Sometimes swelling. Mostly on the left side.

Been having achy pain in the front on my neck, by my thyroid, worse in the morning or when I wake up. Sometimes swelling. Mostly on the left side.

You may be right. ..: .. that the pain is near your thyroid. Or it may be something else in your neck. Thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid, is the major cause of thyroid pain. Swelling can be another symptom. OR you may have some muscular pain. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor for an evaluation: history, palpation (physical exam) of your neck, possibly blood tests and ultrasound. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Swelling under chin thyroid?

Swelling under chin thyroid?

Possible: Unfortunately we can't examine you over the internet, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be vein swelling of the neck? Can be a thyroid? What test I have to do?

What can be vein swelling of the neck? Can be a thyroid? What test I have to do?

Vein: There are a number of conditions that could result in neck vein swelling.

What you need to do is see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and order labs.
Once the blood is drawn he/she may prescribe medication while waiting for the results. ...Read more

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Hi I was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands I had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Hi I was overdosed on levothyroxcin nd now I've been getting horrible swelling in my glands I had a tt so no thyroid gland is this a symptom from this?

Not likely: Most people referring to "swollen glands" are talking about enlarged lymph nodes just under the jaw, that typically enlarge due to upper respiratory or mouth infections. They have nothing to do with your thyroid, and changes in thyroid levels should not effect these glands. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

What causes swelling in the leg? Too much salt? Thyroid low?

Both can: Most things can cause leg swelling, including the 2 above in the question. Blood test will answer the thyroid question. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

Does thyroid problems cause swelling under chin?

No: The thyroid sits much lower in the neck just above the breast bone. Swelling under the chin could be a lymph node or swollen salivary gland so see your doctor for eval. ...Read more

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What can I do about my thyroid and adrenal gland swelling?

See your doctor: You are likely to get some blood work, maybe an ultrasound. You will be asked a lot of questions like, have you gained or lost weight... ...Read more

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Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.

Diagnosed with hashimotos in 2012, blood work is normal. Thyroid is perodocally enlarging on left side that I can feel the swelling.

It is difficult: To palpate your own thyroid. Have your doctor check it out. Are you on thyroid replacement to fix an underactive thyroid or to try to suppress nodules. In any case, make sure your blood tests are normal. Brand name T4 replacement is more reliable than generic. ...Read more

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Hashimotos, thyroid function stable while off Medes past 12 months, antibodies really high, still get symptoms and swelling of thyroid?

That's not uncommon: Hi. Hashimoto's defined by thyroid autoantibodies, with or without a goiter, and normal thyroid function is fairly commonly seen (when it's looked for, that is). The degree of elevation of autoantibodies does not imply how soon thyroid function will begin to be lost. I recommend just follow your thyroid function periodically and anytime new symptoms arise. Good luck! ...Read more

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My thyroid levels are normal but my thyroid gland fluctuates in swelling. Have a list of symptoms and cysts on my thyroid. What could be causing this?

My thyroid levels are normal but my thyroid gland fluctuates in swelling. Have a list of symptoms and cysts on my thyroid. What could be causing this?

Common: Small cysts and nodules of the thyroid are common in the population, especially in women. As long as they are small, they have no clinical significance and can be followed. It is unlikely that your thyroid fluctuates much in size from day to day or even week to week. Sometimes people have a feeling in their neck or a fat pad that appears to change, but it is not their thyroid. ...Read more

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I am getting swelling in my feet by the end of everyday. I have high bp. What is d reason & how can I cure it? I also have thyroid. What should I do?

I am getting swelling in my feet by the end of everyday. I have high bp. What is d reason & how can I cure it? I also have thyroid. What should I do?

Go see and follow: Up with ur pcp. The leg swelling could be side effect of ur meds, conditions related to the heart, kidney, liver, thyroid etc. Hope u feel better soon! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/leg_swelling/symptoms. Htm. ...Read more

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Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Low fever 99.2 -99.8 for last week. 3mm thyroid nodule, low vitamin d, clean X-ray occasional thyroid swelling, night sweats, itching. Mold allergy?

Thyroid nodule: Doesn't sound like mold. Check thyoid function and treat if required. Check nodule with ultrasound and may need biopsy. Check and treat low vit d if below 30. Optimal is 40. What is temp with night sweats. Are you having normal periods? What itches? ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more