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Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion  for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache on and off: Your question does not mention what over the counter medications you used.Based on you question it seems your symptoms are related to allergy and there may or mey not be any infectious process.You need to consult your doctor and may benefit from allergy medicine and decongestants, if there is no evidence of infection in throat or ears, if there is one then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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Hi. I'm a nurse. I provide direct patient care. Have had sore throat, swollen glands and occasional productive cough. Is it safe to go to work?

Hi. I'm a nurse. I provide direct patient care. Have had sore throat, swollen glands and occasional productive cough.  Is it safe to go to work?

No...: I would suggest to stay home for a couple of days, and since this might be most likely associated to a virus, rest and drink plenty of fluids. If you are providing direct patient care it is definitely not safe to expose other people(especially those that are frail) to a potentially contagious illness. If you get worse or very sick see your doctor for needed treatment. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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For 5 years I have felt constantly fatigued. Frequent muscle & joint pain. Occasional nausea. I regularly get sore throat & swollen glands?

For 5 years I have felt constantly fatigued. Frequent muscle &  joint pain. Occasional nausea. I regularly get sore throat & swollen  glands?

? CFS : You may have chronic fatigue syndrome. It is medically unexplained fatigue for over 6 months not relieved by rest and interfering with normal activities plus 4 or more of the following: impared memory/concentration sore throat tender neck or axillary lymph nodes muscle pain multijoint pain new headaches unrefreshing sleep postexertion malaise. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, for a few months there's. No pain. ?

I have swollen glands, for a few months there's. No pain. ?

Node vs Saliva gland: Depending on location, swelling in the head and neck area may be one of more lymph nodes or one or more salivary glands. Painless swelling without recent infection or trauma in the area needs to be evaluated. I recommend a visit to your primary provider or an ent/ otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands on the insides of your cheeks? Feels like skin flaps and have been there for two years

What causes swollen glands on the insides of your cheeks? Feels like skin flaps and have been there for two years

Check fillings: Looks like your lymphatics are inflamed could be due to dental fillings do u have any - I use heavy metal detox to clear these and lymphatic cleanse a nearby qra practitioner will help. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for swollen glands?

Lymph nodes: Which glands (lymph nodes) are you referring to? If you have swollen lymph nodes in the neck and a recent upper respiratory infection, that may be normal. If you have lymph nodes in other areas like the arm pit or groin or the ones in the neck that don't go away, you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very painful swollen glands, please help?

Many causes...: More information will be needed to reach an accurate diagnosis. If you've had a recent infection in the same region, these may be enlarged lymph node & related. What is the tempo of the swelling & pain? Where are they located? Are they tender? Soft or firm? You should see your physician if they are not getting better for a full history and exam, and perhaps lab tests. ...Read more

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How do you develope swollen glands?

Lymphadenopathy: Enlargement of the lymph nodes is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. Most commonly, in healthy individuals, the glands (lymph nodes) will enlarge as they work to fight off infections, be they viral and or bacterial...For example a child with a sore throat may develop associated swollen glands. If they stay enlarged, then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill ...Read more