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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
Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...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, 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 2 more doctor answers
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
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 ?
Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...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
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