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Left Neck Gland Pain
Have it evaluated: You can certainly take the usual tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen which will help. A bigger questions is what is the cause? If there is swelling or firmness of the gland, you need to have it evaluated. It may be just a local infection. But you want to make sure it is not a manifestation of something more serious such as a tumor. Lymphomas in particular cause swelling of the neck glands. ...Read more
Can acute sinusitis cause extreme left neck gland swelling, right is also swollen but not as severe. Sinusitis is unresponsive so far to 2weeks amox.
Reevaluation: I would get that checked out. It sounds like what you may have may be resistant to amoxicillin, or you may have something else going on. The swelling may just be swollen lymph nodes, but if it is still ongoing after 2 weeks of antibiotics, you should be examined. Good luck! ...Read more
My right side neck gland swollen for 4 months. Swelled up after a a viral bug. Left side went down. I had blood work and a CT scan. They couldn't find what cause it but I do have inflammation. I get 2-3 sec. painful twinges on occasion. What is it?
Hives: The cause for hives is often obscure unless one can specifically identify the trigger (food , drug, viral infection). In chronic hives, about 30% is considered an autoimmune process. As for swollen neck glands, any inflammation from the neck up may cause it. However, if present for more than a few weeks, one needs to consider a blood disorder such as lymphoma. ...Read more
I have swelling in a right neck gland it comes/goes for 3years whenever it swells its accompanied w/intense itching of my inner/outer cheekwhat is it?
Unclear: First: anything lasting for 3 years should be evaluated by your doctor. "neck gland" swelling that comes and goes is less worrisome than progressive or persistent swelling but may suggest recurrent infection or the presence of a congenital cyst that may need attention. See you doctor for an exam and possibly ultrasound to determine the best treatment. ...Read more
Biopsy: The only definitive way is to get a biopsy to see if any mass is cancerous and if so, what type of cancer so any treatment would be tailored to it, etc. That being said, all neck masses are not cancerous. Blood tests, x-rays and being evaluated by a dr. Are all things that may be needed before anything like a biopsy is even ordered by a dr. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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