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What could be causing the following symptoms: swelling of lymph nodes in neck and "clogged" ears?

What could be causing the following symptoms: swelling of lymph nodes in neck and "clogged" ears?

Infection: Upper respiratory infxn &/or ear infxn with eustachian tube involvement can cause such findings; may be viral or bacterial. Decongestants like sudafed may relieve "clogged ears". If throat sore or purulent drainage or fever over 101º see doc for eval. May need antibiotics if bacterial infxn. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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19 month old has 4 swelling lymph nodes in her neck red blood cells disorder neutrophil 18(24-62), lymphocytes 75(31-65)+ severe family history of cll?

19 month old has 4 swelling lymph nodes in her neck red blood cells disorder neutrophil 18(24-62), lymphocytes 75(31-65)+ severe family history of cll?

No need to worry: Most lymphadenopathy in infants are viral in origin. Only concern would be anemia. Without low hemoglobin or significant abnormalities in lymphs or neutros, ok to observe. If nodes get secondarily infected treat with appropriate antibiotics. Little cause to be concerned about cll in that age group. ...Read more

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What cani use to relieve swelling in lymph nodes and pain in neck from smoking crystal meth.

What cani use to relieve swelling in lymph nodes and pain in neck from smoking crystal meth.

URGENT ADVICE: 1. STOP USING THIS HORRIBLE POISON!! 2. GET INTO A DRUG REHAB PROGRAM NOW!! 3. ACCEPT FACT THAT YOU ALREADY ARE ACCUMULATING DAMAGE AND HUGE RISKS!!! 4. DO NOT HESITATE, CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR NOW. ...Read more

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How do I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck!?

How do I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck!?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system by enlarging in response. Prolonged enlargement should be biopsied. If no problem, they shrink. ...Read more

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Please help me! how can I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck?

Please help me! how can I reduce the swelling of the lymph-nodes under my neck?

Find Reason: You need to see your doctor or dentist to find out. If they are swollen, then they are collecting bacteria. Where do you have an infection that is feeding them? Stop the infection. ...Read more

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Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Can hyperthyroidism cause swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck?

Probably not.: Causes of enlarged lymph nodes are infection, inflammation, or less likely neoplasm. Hyperthyroidism usually means overactive thyroid gland. If you have persistently enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

What would cause posterior cervical lymph node pain and swelling? R neck is swollen, pain from base of skull down to front of neck/throat

Many possibilities.: There are a variety of things that could cause these problems at your age. Infections(cat scratch disease, mononucleosis), dental /sinus disease), are most often the cause. However, more serious problems occur in this age group. Please see your internest, ent. Or oral/maxillofacial surgeon asap. ...Read more