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Swollen lymph nodes, sores in mouth, and stomach pain; viral or bacterial?

Swollen lymph nodes, sores in mouth, and stomach pain; viral or bacterial?

Cannot tell: Sounds viral, but making a diagnosis like this without a detailed history and physical exam is difficult if not impossible. Suggest you see your family physician. ...Read more

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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


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Unilateral swollen lymph node viral or bacterial?

Either or other: It could be either, or could be caused by something else., depending on where it is and other symptoms. Please see you health care provider. ...Read more

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Canker sore like sores that are spreading fever swollen neck glands painful to eat, talk, swallow canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Canker sore like sores that are spreading
fever
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read more

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3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller. No congestion. Flu or strep?

3 Days w/fever 100-102, sore throat. D4 fvr gone, sore throat w/swollen lymphs in neck. D5 sore throat, lymphs smaller.  No congestion.  Flu or strep?

Throat infection: The flu season is not at this time. It could be a viral illness though (just not the "flu"). With the duration, and a fever of 102, with persistent lymph nodes, I would get checked for possible bacterial infection (such as strep) as you may require an antibiotic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tender neck are swollen. But no sore throat. Strep infection without sore throat? Is that possible?

Tender neck are swollen. But no sore throat. Strep infection without sore throat? Is that possible?

Anything possible: But not likely. Sometimes strep can be present in your throat without producing disease, but if your neck swelling is due to infection, something else is likely to be going on. Would have to examine you to see what is there, and lengthy history is needed as well. See your local physician. ...Read more

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Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can a throat yeast infection cause swollen lymph nodes?

Unlikely: Yeast infections in throat do not occur in healthy people, only if you have a serious immune deficiency. In that case you will have severe sore throat and that can be associated with enlarged neck lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Is strep throat bacterial or viral?

Is strep throat bacterial or viral?

Bacterial: Due to a streptococcus, usually strep group a. Most sore thrats are due to viruses, which should not be treated with antibiotics. A rapid strep test and/or culture can help diagnose strep throat, to determine whether antibiotics are indicated. ...Read more

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Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Sore throat, possible ear infection, and sore muscles. Does strep cause achy muscles?

Many illnesses can: Whenever you are sick, your body mounts a response to fight off that infection. Some of the chemicals released by your own body and those released by bacteria under attack can cause muscle aches and pains. If you think you may have strep throat, pleas see your doctor as it can cause complications if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Dry mouth. Sore throat. What can it be? Mono. Strep throat?

Possible: Dry mouth is not a common symptom in either mono or strep throat, although, both can probably have people complain of that. Sore throat is common for both mono and strep but can also be seen in a lot of other viral illnesses as well non-infectious diseases such as allergy associated with postnasal drip, esophageal reflux, nervous spasm (globus). More detailed history is paramount in this case. ...Read more

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Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Swollen nodes, sore throat with allergies?

Sore thriat: Can be associated with allergies or infection most commonly. Your doctor can help sort it out. ...Read more

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Can viral conjunctivitis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can viral conjunctivitis cause swollen lymph nodes?

Maybe: Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome, or conjunctivitis with swollen lymph node between the back of the cheek and ear ("pre-auricular) and under the jawbone ("submandibular") has many causes, with Cat-scratch disease being the most common . Many others exists, but viral is not considered very common. Please get an evaluation by a Cornea and External disease specialist. ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause swollen lymph glands all over body?

Can strep throat cause swollen lymph glands all over body?

Usualy mono does: usually strep appears similar to mono or together with infectious mono.or ebstein bar virus infection this virus is often associated with generalized lymph node enlargement ,enlarged liver and spleen. you need to get yourself checked for that ...Read more

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Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Very unlikely: It is much more likely to be a common viral infection or Strep. Tobacco use will make the problem worse and prolong the issue. ...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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What system causes sore throat and swollen lymph nodes?

Mononucleosis: Infectious mononucleosis (mono) is often called the kissing disease. The virus that causes mono is transmitted through saliva, so you can get it through kissing, but you can also be exposed through a cough or sneeze, or by sharing a glass or food utensil with someone who has mono. However, mononucleosis isn't as contagious as some infections, such as the common cold. ...Read more

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Does Hepatitis have flue like symptoms ( fever, sore throat, swollen gland, rash)?

Does Hepatitis have flue like symptoms ( fever, sore throat, swollen gland, rash)?

Yes...: ...in my experience, it can in the early stage of acute infection. Also, flu-like symptoms can manifest during some anti-viral treatments (particularly those that are interferon-based). ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...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


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more