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1 week into having shingles. Rash only 7 spots bottom cheek and starting to fade. Throat now inflamed and neck glands swollen. Is this still shingles?

1 week into having shingles. Rash only 7 spots bottom cheek and starting to fade. Throat now inflamed and neck glands swollen. Is this still shingles?

Pharyngitis: You're describing a pharyngitis which is unrelated to shingles. I wonder "why" at your young age you're under attack from shingles followed by a nasty throat infection. I hope u can get yourself checked to find out "why" this happened to u. There could be something wrong with your immune system or you're under way too much stress. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?

Not likely: If you do not have nasal symptoms or discharge, it is not likely to be sinusitis. It is not feasible to say, what it is without examining you. If your symptoms do not abate in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The enlarged lymph glands are of particular concern and you should get it checked. ...Read more

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3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?

Could be either, or?: You are correct in presuming that typically swollen lymph nodes are due to an infection nearby. Bacterial infections may be more likely to cause this than viral, but both can do it. Laryngeal/throat infection more likely to cause than higher up sinuses. Watch these glands. If they don't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have your doctor examine you. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes are tumor, not infection. ...Read more

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Feet hurt always, bad breath, frequent urination, swollen neck glands, swollen abdomen, loss of weight, heavy drinker and smoker, eat at night only?

Feet hurt always, bad breath, frequent urination, swollen neck glands, swollen abdomen, loss of weight, heavy  drinker and smoker, eat at night only?

2 separate problems: 1. General health problem, see your primary health physician for examination, tests and treatment. 2. Bad breath, see your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment or rule out any dental problem. Take care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Possibly reactive: Hello Sabrina . It seems like reactive lymphadenopathy due to infection most likely . You need a trial of antibiotic therapy and if the swelling persists then you may need further work up to rule out other etiologies. ...Read more

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Haven't been able to taste for the last 3 weeks, trouble swallowing, neck glands feel swollen, neck hurts to touch ?

Haven't been able to taste for the last 3 weeks, trouble swallowing, neck glands feel swollen, neck hurts to touch ?

Neck: Sounds like your glands are swollen, which can be painful. When you are sick, you can temporarily lose your taste sensation, but that should come back. You should get checked out to see if you have a current infection, whether it might be strep or mono or a whole list of other possibilities. Feel better!! ...Read more

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What does it mean that my neck glands are swollen for so long?

What does it mean that my neck glands are swollen for so long?

Likely infectious...: Swollen lymph nodes are typically related to recent or current infection. Can stay swollen for a couple of weeks. If they remain 'squishy and mobile' (meaning you can move them around like a marble under the skin), then they are likely fine. If they get bigger, or feel less well-defined and don't move around, definitely have checked out. Also dpends on what you mean by 'so long'. ...Read more