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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 and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more
Throat sxs: 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. ...Read more
LAP: Infection typically makes your throat glands to swell. ...Read more
It is likely virus I: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better, seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more
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Viral or bact inf: This could be a viral or bacterial infection. It should be evaluated if it does not resolve or improve in the next 24-48 hrs. Sooner if it gets worse. ...Read more
My throat and glands are very red and swollen but I don't feel any pain at all. I did at the beginning but now it's just swollen and very red!
Further evaluation: This requires further evaluation. Are we talking about tonsils in the throat, prominent salivary glands under the jaw or perhaps lymph node swelling in the neck? Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Strep test/ cultures: 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. 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. ...Read more
Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more
Pease clarifydepends: It depends on which glands/areas are swollen. Glands may only be swollen temporarily from infection. Tonsils can become swollen and can be removed, but other criteria have to be met for this. It is also agreed upon by doctors that tonsils provide benefits to the immune system. A visit to your doctor will likely determine what is swollen and what the best course is. ...Read more
I haave had a swollen gland on the left side of my throat for over a month. No swore throat. Doesn't hurt.
Time to see ENT: I would recommend a complete head and neck exam by an ent. Sometimes people start to feel lumps that were always there, so compare to the other side of your neck. If the lump is there and painless, we need to rule out a tumor. A good exam and sometimes a needle aspiration biopsy are necessary. You're at increased risk if you were ever a smoker. Go get this checked out. ...Read more
Can you tell me in my throat. Looking at this diagram, I might speculate that my submandular gland is really swollen?
Gland: Hard to tell from the picture. The gland is on each side of the neck under the jaw but there's a channel called a duct that enters your mouth under your tongue. If you notice swelling in that area its your gland. Most common cause is dehydration or a stone. Have it checked out with an ENT ...Read more
What causes a gag feeling in your throat my throat has been red and my glands have been swollen to rounds of meds and still nothing has changed?
I thought I was getting over my cold but suddenly my throat is hurting badly again. It just came on last night and I think my glands are swollen too.
Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Do you have any idea of what could be wrong with me my glands in my throat are swollen all the time?
Swollen glands: Greetings. Swollen glands are usually lymph nodes but could be salivary glands too. Sometimes it's even difficult for your providers to differentiate what exactly is swollen. The most common cause is due to inflammation. This could come from tonsils, sinuses, skin conditions, allergies, ear troubles, lymph node diseases and finally even cancer. See your ENT specialist for a thorough examination. ...Read more
The front right side of my neck feels a lil swollen and when I breath in the side feel cool inside my throat could my glands be swollen?
The right side of my throat hurts when I swalllow and glands feel swollen. This comes and goes. I have no other symptoms, what could be wrong?
I would suggest having your throat examined. Your symptoms may be from a viral infection however it could be possible for you to have a "stone" or calcified food stuck in your tonsils. Best to have someone inspect your throat.
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I had a scope put down my throat for a procedure a month ago. My gland on my left side is swollen, small white flex like tiny rice. Can eat no pain?
Cryptic Tonsil: It sounds like you have food particles in your left tonsil. Gargle deep with water or use a waterpick to get the particles out. If it continues to swell or starts giving you pain see your doctor. This likely had nothing to do with your recent scope ...Read more
The left side of my throat in is pain. I can barely swallow and when I do it hurts so bad. It feels like my gland might be swollen. What could be wrong?
I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?
Dr. Can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more
I've had the right side of my throat swollen/enlarged for about 5 months now. Its behind my tonsils, maybe gland swollen?
Maybe.: Please see your primary care provider so it can be evaluated. You may need to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. ...Read more