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How Unswell Throat Glands
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
See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more
Confusing question: There is no strep throat virus, the cause is a bacteria. If the bacteria got into a gland and cause swelling, simple antibiotic treatment would help.If the issue is truly caused by a virus, it would have to run its course.A visit to an ENT might confirm or exclude your self diagnosis and find you a plan for treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Throat is killing me. Hard to swallow, fever, lethargic, sore throat, mouth/tongue also hurts. Best over-the-counter remedies?
Throat and tonsils swollen very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep
See physician : your condition requires a strept test and likely a course of antibiotics, you need to see a physician or make a paid consultation through healthtap ...Read more
Throat sxs: 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. ...Read more
Sore throat for 9 days. Dry cough and stuffy nose. Swollen lymph nodes. Sore throat really bad at night. Diagnosed pharyngitis. I need it to go away!
Viral infection: Good morning, sore mouth, itchy throat, and dry cough suggest a viral infection involving the lining mucus membrane of respiratory system - upper and lower airway. Swelling of lymph glands of the area is associated with the process of our immune system trying to fight the virus. Symptom relief can be achieved by gargling with warm salt water, and ibuprofen. See doctor for antibiotics if needed. ...Read more
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Sinus infection & swollen glands in neck. Day 2 of zpak. The swollen glands are a pain! How can I help it/make it go away?
Sore throat: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
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