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Can sinusitis, rhinitis or a cold if not treated properly prevent swollen lymph nodes in the neck, possibly cause by them, go back to normal?

Can sinusitis, rhinitis or a cold if not treated properly prevent swollen lymph nodes in the neck, possibly cause by them, go back to normal?

May be yes OR NO: These conditions can be allergic, viral or bacterial or vasomotor if bacterial not treated l/nodes would not go back to normal, allergi and , vasomotor donot get big l/nodes ; viral after 4--6 week go back to normal. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Can post-nasal drip cause or be related to stomach acid? And how do I know which one is causing my sore throat?

Can post-nasal drip cause or be related to stomach acid? And how do I know which one is causing my sore throat?

Probably not: Your symptoms are probably unrelated but for a definitive diagnosis, you should be evaluated by your doctor. Although the symptoms can be just an annoyance they may be signs of a larger underlying problem having an evaluation by a doctor can give you better answers. ...Read more

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Can hypothroism be the cause of sinus congestion and mucous that drains down my throat. It causes me to cough all the time. My TSH levelsl are high.

Can hypothroism be the cause of sinus congestion and mucous that drains down my throat. It causes me to cough all the time. My TSH levelsl are high.

It's possible.: Although some patients with hypothyroidism have nasal congestion, one should check for allergies to respiratory particles (like pollen or dust) before deciding that nasal congestion or rhinitis symptoms are merely due to hypothyroidism. On the other hand, if the nasal symptoms pretty much go away after the TSH returns to normal, that would suggest hypothyroidism as the cause or one of the causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Yes, : Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup. ...Read more

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Could a persistent sore throat with ear pain be related to a neurological cause? Nothing wrong in my throat as per many drs and culture is also made.

Could a persistent sore throat with ear pain be related to a neurological cause? Nothing wrong in my throat as per many drs and culture is also made.

ENT consult: Sore throat often causes ear pain because of shared (cranial) nerves. You are young and nonsmoker. If it persists for longer than 2 weeks, then get checked out by a doctor. They will examine your ears and do a neuro exam in addition to looking at your throat. If the pains last over a month despite a normal exam, then get an appt with a local ENT who will do a more thorough scope exam. ...Read more

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Can a flare up of genital HSV cause me to have constipation? Also can constipation cause L side to be sensitive when touched?my temp is 98.2 norm 96.8

Can a flare up of genital HSV cause me to have constipation? Also can constipation cause L side to be sensitive when touched?my temp is 98.2 norm 96.8

HSV infection: is not linked to constipation, and constipation usually does not cause sensitivity to touch. If it becomes really bad, it can cause pain in left OR side side. ...Read more

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Chronic narrow pulse pressure a clue or something to be concerned about? 24yr woman been going to the doctor for lots of symptoms and they suspect AI.

Chronic narrow pulse pressure a clue or something to be concerned about? 24yr woman been going to the doctor for lots of symptoms and they suspect AI.

Narrow Pulse P.: AI has a wide pulse pressure, not a narrow pulse pressure. Young female with narrow pulse pressure - would get an echocardiogram. Low cardiac function, pericardial effusion, aortic stenosis, mitral stenosis, severe anemia, and tachycardia are considerations. Also could be normal in young healthy person depending on values and circumstances it is measured. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure a very bad sore throat & fever?

What can be done to cure a very bad sore throat & fever?

Strep test: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. If you have streph throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future compications. 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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Would silent reflux cause swelling in the throat and cause trouble eating solid foods? If so what tests would show swelling in the throat area?

Would silent reflux cause swelling in the throat and cause trouble eating solid foods?  If so what tests would show swelling in the throat area?

Yes it can be reflux: GE reflux is a common cause of feeling a swelling in the throat and trouble swallowing. Often it is accompanied by hoarseness, especially after eating. There are a few tests that can determine this. An ear, nose and throat doctor can look at your throat to see if your vocal cords look swollen. You could also do a barium swallow. You could also try an anti-acid med for a month to see if it helps. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

How do you get rid of a severe headache that could be caused by high blood pressure?

Lower BP: This headache is best treated with lower the BP into normal range. Otc painkiller may help temporary but are not the long term solution. ...Read more

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I have severe coughing fits due to bronchitis, I have high blood pressure and need to talk about safe ways to reduce it?

I have severe coughing fits due to bronchitis, I have high blood pressure and need to talk about safe ways to reduce it?

HTN/cough: cough can be due to bronchitis, pneumonia etc..., but also pertussis (whooping cough) can cause severe fits of coughs specially if there is no previous vaccination against it, it is recommended to have at least one shot of Tdap to prevent pertussis, as for HTN is concern, diet and excercise can help manage it, avoid too much salt, including cold cuts, take meds as prescribed by the doctor ...Read more

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What could a swollen knot in your throat be caused from? And if you lose your. Voice often.

What could a swollen knot in your throat be caused from? And if you lose your. Voice often.

It depends: There are many conditions which could cause these symptoms, most of which are entirely benign. I would suggest you see and ENT to have your larynx evaluated. ...Read more

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Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?

Can getting a cold sore under noes cause lower back pain fever and other sick symptoms or is that only herpes 2?

No: Cold sore, or oral herpes, will not cause low back pain. Initial infection with herpes can cause fevers, but back pain and fevers are more likely to be due to something else. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe? And can it be viral?

Can chronic sinusitis cause feeling of something stuck in throat and bad breathe?  And can it be viral?

Yes: Yes, chronic sinusitis can cause bad breath and mucus - feeling like it is stuck or dripping into the back of your throat. If your symptoms are chronic, that is, having lasted for more than 3-4 weeks, it is less likely to be viral and more likely to be there because of a bacterial or fungal infection. Also underlying allergies are often a contributing factor to the development of sinusitis. ...Read more

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How to relieve a very sore throat and other mouth related things?

Salt water: Salt walter gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen can all be very helpful in relieving sore throats. However, if the pain is severe or the symptoms persist, then you should see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?

If you have a bad cold can the lymph nodes under your arm pits get swollen and/or sore? What are some things that can cause this, if not the cold?

Could: happen. Lymph nodes will get sore when body trying to fight off infections. Could be due to the cold could be skin irritation. But wait until you feel better. If the nodes don't calm done look for other causes. Since you are not feeling well I believe this is the cause ...Read more

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What possible causes for high blood pressure in the mornings and evenings. Can the cold weather be a cause of it too rise. thnanks?

What possible causes for high blood pressure in the mornings and evenings. Can the cold weather be a cause of it too rise. thnanks?

Marketed not correct: thinking. Life not possible if living creatures do not maintain internal control as dominant , called Homeostasis. BP determined 2/7 by balance between heart volume output versus total peripheral resistance, both split-second monitored & controlled, 24/7 from the brain. Might an individual change BP control in response to primarily internal, partially external issues? Yes. Yet primary is inside. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

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