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Stiff Neck And Parotid Glands Swollen And Headache
I felt tired last week, then developed neck stiffness with headache snd very tired sensetive eyes.Woke up thiis morning to find my glands swollen.
Infection: You have the symptoms of and appear to have contracted some infection, ...Could be viral like the common cold or flu, or could be bacterial sinus infection/uri etc that may need an antibiotic. See a dr. For an exam and get treated appropriately depending on the official diagnosis, best wishes to you. ...Read more
There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more
Go to ER or wait out? Last zpack Sunday, BAD headache Mon/Tues (off &on now), Stiff neck since Tues pm w/ swollen glands. No high fever or light sens.
You need a diagnosis: I would go to see your PRIMARY care doc, rather than waiting a long time in an ER. The good news is you're not acutely ill (requiring an ER) but still to get the best treatment you need a diagnosis. Can you be seen today? You should be an 'add-on' to the office schedule. See if they'll do that. If fever or bad headache returns then jump to the ER. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) hot drinks (ginger tea) and rest for now. ...Read more
I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a
Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more
Gastroentrerologist: Start with a gastroenterologist. They may also make another referral because the digestive disorder may not be related to the parotid glands. ...Read more
Treat the cause: The parotid gland is one of the major salivary glands and swelling of the glands can be from a number of causes. You need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing the swelling before you can treat it. ...Read more
Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.
I am 59 yo woman experiencing day 3 of bilateral painful, swollen parotid glands affecting all 3 major glands. I have a low grade temp. Suggestions ?
Got results for PET scan on lung nodules. Nodules are "undetermined" cuz of size but parotid glands on both side of neck showed "hot". Any relation?
I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?
Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lesion on both of my parotid glands and on the floor of my mouth nd a enlarge thyroid what does this means?
See ENT: Bilateral parotid enlargement could be from diabetes, liver disease, cirrhosis, hiv, anorexia, bulimia, protein calorie malnutrition, fatty infiltration, or autoimmune disease. An enlarged thyroid could be from autoimmune thyroid inflammation. Warthins tumors can be bilateral. Need to have this evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big headaches on head back, above eyes for past 2w. Left neck glands swollen. Left ear cavum hurts on touch. Slightly dizzy. Is it sinusitis?
Not likely: If you do not have nasal symptoms or discharge, it is not likely to be sinusitis. It is not feasible to say, what it is without examining you. If your symptoms do not abate in a week or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The enlarged lymph glands are of particular concern and you should get it checked. ...Read more
Throat infection : The group of symptoms listed can form a cascade. Tonsils can be swollen from infection, possibly viral or bacterial. Referred pain from the throat to the ears is common, so the ears hurt. When there is an infection in the throat, lymph nodes in the neck would swell, which may become sore, and cause the neck to feel stiff. ...Read more
Have stiff neck w/ swollen vertebrae at the base of my skull. 3-8 pain scale.Has been around a month. Headaches. Painkillers don't work. ?Ideas?
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
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