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I have a cold. No sore throat. One lymph node is slightly bigger on one side of neck. Normal?

I have a cold. No sore throat. One lymph node is slightly bigger on one side of neck. Normal?

Yes: Transient node enlargement is expected in an infection as part of your immune response to the invaders. ...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


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Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

Sore throat swollen lymph node same side of neck. What should I do?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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About every 30-45 days I get a sore throat. My lymph nodes don't get tender or swollen, and has been recurring for the past 6-8 months. Red spots too.?

About every 30-45 days I get a sore throat. My lymph nodes don't get tender or swollen, and has been recurring for the past 6-8 months. Red spots too.?

Tonsillitis: You could have chronic tonsillitis. This can sometimes be successfully treated with antibiotics... Especially ones that are effective against anaerobes.
Some tonsils are so enlarged or infected that they need to be removed.
See your doctor. ...Read more

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Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

Persistant sore throat, tender lymph nodes, red spots on tongue. What is all that?

That's a need for MD: This may be streptococcal, but best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. ...Read more

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I had swollen lymph nodes for 5 weeks 3 months ago which started with severely sore throat. The lymph nodes now get large without any cause every now and then and it is hard to swallow. Is it normal?

I had swollen lymph nodes for 5 weeks 3 months ago which started with severely sore throat. The lymph nodes now get large without any cause every now and then and it is hard to swallow. Is it normal?

Swollen lymph node: Yes, it could happen. Probably it is a reactive large lymph node after severe sore throat. Swelling may stay for some time even after treatment of sore throat. If swollen lymph node persists you should get the diagnosis. Doctor might recommend FNA procedure or surgical biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had swollen lymph nodes for 5 weeks in March which started with severely sore throat. The lymph nodes now get large without any cause every now and then and I can feel it when I swallow &touch them?

I had swollen lymph nodes for 5 weeks in March which started with severely sore throat.  The lymph nodes now get large without any cause every now and then and I can feel it when I swallow &touch them?

Swollen LN: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000591.htm EBV / mononucleousis typically causes enlarged LN and since it was just March it may not have entirely resolved. Alternatively small infections may cause a recurrence. You should also get a sonogram of your thyroid checked ...Read more

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Have little sore throat, swollen lymph nodes 60 days after HIV exp. HIV RNA & Combo neg 59 days. 1) is symptoms related to hiv? 2) Are my results conclusive or do i need to test at 90 days?

Have little sore throat, swollen lymph nodes 60 days after HIV exp. HIV RNA & Combo neg 59 days. 1) is symptoms related to hiv? 2) Are my results conclusive or do i need to test at 90 days?

HIV negativity: is far less than the likelihood of newly acquired. Basically, it's NEGATIVE.
Other viral infection, allergies, post-nasal drip, mononucleosis... all possible cannot say in your particular case, but HIV is negative. ...Read more

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I can't fall asleep or even stay asleep. I got sick from my daughters. We have thrush, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Constant hacking mucus. ?

I can't fall asleep or even stay asleep. I got sick from my daughters. We have thrush, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes. Constant hacking mucus. ?

Pls see your doctor: you could have pharyngitis, from any cause, viral or bacterial, at any rate, medical evaluation is warranted, good luck ...Read more

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My 20 year old daughter has sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and UTI symptoms. Throat culture showed Strep B. Dr gave Keflex- is it necessary?

My 20 year old daughter has sore throat, swollen lymph nodes  and UTI symptoms. Throat culture showed Strep B. Dr gave Keflex- is it necessary?

I'd take it: Strep B is not known as a throat pathogen but does cause an occasional UTI. I would assume the throat issue is viral (no strep A) and the Group B strep as cause of the urinary symptoms. The keflex is a reasonable choice. The throat issue and related nodes should pass in the next week or so with no particular treatment. ...Read more

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Can you have mono w/o classic symptoms? My teen had strep and meds. After, he had 8 days of a sore throat, swol lymph--no strep. Dr felt it was viral/allergies. Sore throat/Runny nose last week. Fatigue low fev this week.

Can you have mono w/o classic symptoms? My teen had strep and meds. After, he had 8 days of a sore throat, swol lymph--no strep. Dr felt it was viral/allergies. Sore throat/Runny nose last week. Fatigue low fev this week.

This definitely: sounds like it could be mono. The symptoms you are describing are actually classic for mono. Mono presents differently in people, so it sounds like, if he's never had mono, he should be checked (blood test, i.e., mono spot and more importantly, EBV (Epstein Barr virus) titers. ...Read more

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Sore throat , swollen lymph nodes , mouth ulcers . Are they signs of hiv?

Sore throat , swollen lymph nodes , mouth ulcers .  Are they signs of hiv?

Might be: Acute HIV syndromes can have several presentations, including looking like meningitis, but the most common is like infectious mononucleosis, with fever, swollen lymph nodes, malaise. If you are asking how HIV can present after you have had it many years asymptomatically, that is a subject for a large volume of information. If you are concerned, please get tested. Early treatment is best. ...Read more

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Friday went to the ER due to a very painful sore throat & swollen lymph nodes so they gave me a steroid shot, now the pain back what should I do ?

Friday went to the ER due to a very painful sore throat & swollen lymph nodes so they gave me a steroid shot, now the pain back what should I do ?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, i've had these following symptoms for the past 4 days: fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, a cold sore on the left side of my mouth?

Hello, i've had these following symptoms for the past 4 days: fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, a cold sore on the left side of my mouth?

Infection: sounds like an upper respiratory infection. The cold sore is a viral infection but your swollen nodes and sore throat and fever may be a bacterial infection such as strep. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, sore neck and headache. I'm also fatigued. had a strep and mono test come back negative?

I have a sudden onset of a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, sore neck and headache. I'm also fatigued. had a strep and mono test come back negative?

Need a flu test: Although symptoms did not include fever or body aches or fatigue. Common colds or viral pharyngitis can present the same way. Use over the counter medicines to alleviate the throat and headache, such as Cepacol and ibuprofen respectively. If things don't improve after 3 days, u would need to see a healthcare provider then. ...Read more

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Got flu shot on Wednesday. 2 days later, stuffy nose/yellow mucous, body aches , kinda dry mouth/sore throat ,swollen lymph nodes. Flu shot symptoms?

Sounds like...: Those symptoms sound like symptoms of the common cold, seasonal flu, or strep throat. They don't sound like flu shot symptoms. A visit to the doctor can help decide whether or not there is a strep throat infection (if there is, then antibiotics are likely needed). ...Read more

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Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Dentist now!: Do not wait! there are so many symptoms that you are describing. Start with your dentist or get a good referral. From that visit a determination will be made as to treatment by either that provider or a referral to an oral surgeon or an ENT or an endodontist. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in armpits, diarhea, fever and nodes cured after antibiotics?

Sore throat, swollen lymph nodes in armpits, diarhea, fever and nodes cured after antibiotics?

Infectious: Ln enlargement is usually infectious, not malignant. Association with antibiotic therapy may be true-true and unrelated. A viral process may have resolved "on its own.". ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, swollen neck lymph nodes plus more?

I have a sore throat, swollen neck lymph nodes plus more?

Sore throat: You should get checked out for strep by getting a throat culture. The more may also suggest that you should also get checked for mono ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the best possible way to soothe a sore throat and reduce lymph gland inflammation?

That depends: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. 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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I recovered from mono a few weeks ago, but now i'm back to having a sore throat and huge lymph nodes.Is this a relapse? Will it last as long as before

Watchful waiting: Swollen lymph nodes are common after a throat infection and commonly found in mono. If you have no fever and the sore throat is manageable with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen then wait for it to resolve. If symptoms persist or worsen then seek medical attention as you may have gotten strep. ...Read more

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