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How To Reduce Thyroid Swelling
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer facial and neck swelling one day post vitamin d supliment medication biodal 50000iu. Shall I stop it or reduce dosage? Pls advise
What is the best way to reduce swelling if someone with hiv, has lymph nodes in whole body from neck to feet?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I've a swelling on my neck, & I feel very tired especially in the morning, is this a thyroid problem?
Could be: Instead of boring you with details, seems you will be better served by getting seen. ...Read more
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