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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician.

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My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side.

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side.

Evaluation needed: It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms.

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2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

HIV: Since you have not disclosed your age, a response is not possible. Please discuss with your parents or your physician.

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Just flew back from cancun Sat and I have the worst sore throat I have ever had, ever. Super swollen glands both sides and incredibly sore to swallow.

Just flew back from cancun Sat and I have the worst sore throat I have ever had, ever. Super swollen glands both sides and incredibly sore to swallow.

Something infectious: Mono is from the EBV virus, and can cause swollen glands (lymph nodes) and big tonsils. Strep throat can do the same thing, but Strep throat needs antibiotics. Some other infections can cause big lymph nodes. More rarely, blood disorders and blood cancers cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue (person often gets anemic). This all means that a trip to the doctor would be wise.

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Sore throat for 4 days down left side with swollen glands. Should I go to doctor?

Sore throat for 4 days down left side with swollen glands. Should I go to doctor?

Yes -see doctor: It's always good to see a doctor if you have health concerns, because that way you can get the best treatment possible. Health Tap is useful for some things -but it's nice to have someone listen to you, examine you and perform the appropriate tests...particularly if these symptoms have gone on for more than a few days. A sore throat could mean various things such as Strep, a viral infection etc.

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What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

This: This sounds like strep throat. However the "white blisters" on your throat are worrisome. The concern is a peritonsilar abscess, which is an emergency that needs to be addressed right away. Seek medical attention asap if you have not done so already. Best of luck.

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Sore throat, worse with swallowing. Swollen glands on rt side. Cough, somewhat productive. Is it likely a virus and therefor no reason for dr visit?

Sore throat, worse with swallowing. Swollen glands on rt side. Cough, somewhat productive. Is it likely a virus and therefor no reason for dr visit?

Viral Most Common: It is most likely a viral infection, which usually clears on its own within a week. If the symptoms last longer, fever worsens, severe headache, skin rash, dark urine, thick mucous, cough productive of colored or bloody sputum, or difficulty breathing, see your doctor. To relieve the sore throat, gargle frequently with warm or cold double-strength tea or warm salt water. Wash hands often.

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What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

Neck Veins: If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick

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What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

Doctor's visit: Depends on a number of things: what the swollen glands feel like what the throat looks like fever? Elevated wbc? Any other medical history? How long it has been going on. Any other findings on exam.

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Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks?

Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks?

Go see ENT doctor: Sore throat is commonly caused by infections (glands can enlarge although they are actually located in the neck). Any sore throat that persists beyond 2-3 weeks requires full evaluation from ENT doctor to make sure there is no serious infection like Strept throat.

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My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

Need to see a doctor: It looks like your daughter is getting an acute pharyngitis. She is needed to be seen by a physician to be evaluated if she has bacteria infection. In the mean time, try to control her fever with alternating paracetamol and Ibuprofen so it won't be so high that she may have seizure due to high temperature. She needs to drink plenty of fluid too so she is not dehydrated.

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My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. How long has it been since she contracted the virus. She doesn't seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. How long has it been since she contracted the virus. She doesn't seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

Mono testing: Given that she has other symptoms, it is likely that the disease contact was within the past week to 10 days. The mono test is based on development of IgM antibodies, which are the first ones to appear, and develop within about a week. Depending on the test, there can be other considerations, but her case sounds consistent with the common scenario.

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What are some natural ways to treat a sore throat/swollen glands?

What are some natural ways to treat a sore throat/swollen glands?

Salt water gargles: 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. 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.

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I had oral sex then a week later swollen glands and a sore throat came, I'm 19 yr female what could this be?

I had oral sex then a week later swollen glands and a sore throat came, I'm 19 yr female what could this be?

Maybe strep, flu, etc.: One should be sure to tell the doctor exactly what kind of oral sex is going on. Sore throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, allergies, etc... It can be difficult to tell what the cause is. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it was likely allergies, irritation, or a mild cold. There are rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics.

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Had 2 front crowns 3 years ago, been having pain and now sore throat swollen glands, no voice could this be from the crowns?

Had 2 front crowns 3 years ago, been having pain and now sore throat swollen glands, no voice could this be from the crowns?

Front crowns: Your symptoms are generally unrelated to dental treatment. However, it the pain is in the teeth that have the crowns, you need to have them examined by a dentist.

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I have a more severe sore throat than normal for the 4 days, but it was pretty light on the first day. She also has swollen glands, and congestion.

I have a more severe sore throat than normal for the 4 days, but it was pretty light on the first day. She also has swollen glands, and congestion.

LAD in URI: Lymphadenopathy (lad) or "swollen glands" with upper respiratory infections (uris) or sore throat is common. May check for strep, but wouldn't worry about lad if they resolve spontaneously or after treatment.

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