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Ringworm 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
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Do not worry: If these are persisting beyong 3-4 weeks, you should go see an ENT doctor. He/she may give antibiotics as infection is the most common cause. Yet it is not serious. So quit worrying about it...It would go away with time. If it does not, then you have to see a good doctor to check and treat you. ...Read more
No: It is common for these glands to well up from any kind of sore throat. They would likely go away on their own. But if they are painless and start growing in size beyond 2-3 weeks then you need to get a medical examination to be sure that nothing more serious is affecting the lymph nodes. ...Read more
Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more
Show it to your doct: You need a medical examination done by your doctor. Any lump that is over half an inch should be examined by your doctor and further tested if it is growing in size. ...Read more
Needs further eval.: These symptoms are concerning. It will help to know baby's age, frequency of fevers, the location of the glands, and most improtantly how baby is growing and developing. Your baby needs to be assessed thoroughly by your healthcare provider urgently, until then it will be prudent to practice proper infection control measures and if cleared to update all recommended childhood immunizations. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
I found swollen glands in my daughter (5yrs old) right side of her neck - bumps but not external?
Normal: A child of this age has several episodes of viral upper respiratory symptoms. During these episodes the lymph nodes can swell slightly. This means the body's immune system is working properly. Sometimes they cannot shrink all the way back down and they persist. Unless they become infected, redness, tenderness, fever, etc. They do not require further evaluation or treatment. ...Read more
Can you get swollen glands or lymph nodes if you were choked or somebody was squeezing hard on your neck?
Not usually: Chocking would not cause lymph glands to become larger. Choking may bring attention to glands that may have become larger for some other reason. If the choking you are referring to is part of domestic or other violence, you ought report it to the police and remove yourself from the abusive situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?
Depends..: Many infections can linger even after sore throat has resolved. In general most reactive lymph nodes diminish in size after a couple weeks once the agent is gone. Mono, for example can take months....also sometimes lymph nodes get larger but dont go back to the original size. I suggest you see someone if it hasnt gone down 2-3 weeks after improvement in case you need to be examined or tested ...Read more
My son 2 year old son has two swollen glands at the base of his skull. They move and are not going away its been like a year now?
?Lymph node: if the nodes are not growing most likely they are lymph nodes and they are benign but still they should be evaluated by his doctor. ...Read more
3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts .?
My Dr said if I'm not better by Monday he wants me to see him cause I been so tied and so drain I still have fever and swollen glands?
Continuity of health: It's good your doctor is being responsible - you need to get better, and the best way to do that is to diagnose what is the problem. If on the first visit, the doctor hasn't figured it out, I believe it's worth follow-up visit(s) to determine the cause. That will at least give you peace of mind, and hopefully make clear a path of treatment on the road to getting better. Take care. ...Read more
My son has swollen glands and the doc said if its still the same in 1 month they will operate should I wait this long? Or get 2nd opinion?
Lymph gland swelling: Kids routinely get lymph gland swelling after bug bites, throat drainage or after viral illnesses or some vaccines. We expect that swelling to gradually peak & subside in 3-4 weeks. The time you were quoted is realistic.I might even wait longer if a the swelling was on its way down.You don't want to put a kid through surgery on a self healing issue. In adults, the approach may be different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have swollen glands on my right side of my neck and pain that goes into the base of my my neck, right side. I am tired all the time. Mono?
Possible mono: Mononucleosis can cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue. However, other things can cause swollen lymph nodes including a bacterial infection in your mouth or nose, or even certain types of cancer. You are young so cancer is much less likely. If these lymph nodes have been swollen for several weeks, you need to see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
- Peripheral gland diffusion