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I was seen in ER for allergic reaction to vagina. It still itches. I also have a swollen gland that protrudes out of vagina. Kinda hurts. What to do?

I was seen in ER for allergic reaction to vagina. It still itches. I also have a swollen gland that protrudes out of vagina. Kinda hurts. What to do?

Semen allergy?: I presume you meant having vaginal swelling and itching soon after heterosexual intercourse. If so, this is likely from semen allergy or latex allergy (condom). You may need to take antihistamine up to 4 x daily and perhaps even a short course of cortisone if the problem is severe enough. If allergy to latex use lamb skin condom for partner without HIV risk. If allergy to semen, see allergist. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland on the right side. Can this be an allergic reaction to food or medication? Could it be a cold? Throat nose and sneezing a lot

I have a swollen gland on the right side.  Can this be an allergic reaction to food or medication? Could it be a cold? Throat nose and sneezing a lot

Swollen glands: Yes, a swollen gland could be all of the things you asked about, such as an allergy, cold, etc. It is more likely to be a viral process or allergy to pollens than food allergy, especially since you are having throat symptoms and sneezing. If you have allergies, try an over-the-counter antihistamine first as this could help with your sneezing and the scratchy throat. If no better, see your doc. ...Read more

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Food allergy reaction on Thurs. Sore throat, lip swells, incr. congestion. On Sat, felt like gland in neck swollen, drainage continued. Still allergy?

Food allergy reaction on Thurs. Sore throat, lip swells, incr. congestion. On Sat, felt like gland in neck swollen, drainage continued. Still allergy?

No: possibly infection, please visit your doctor, first to check whether you have an upper respiratory infection, and to tell him about the food allergy you had, you want to something like Epipen (epinephrine) handy, and to know which foods to avoid, you might need as well evaluation by an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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My throat is starting to hurt and my glands feel a bit swollen, am i starting to get sick?

My throat is starting to hurt and my glands feel a bit swollen, am i starting to get sick?

Sounds like it.: Could be viral upper respiratory tract infection which would generally include additional symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, cough, etc. Could also be early strep throat which should not have many additional symptoms. ...Read more

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Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Can insect bites on the neck cause swollen lymph gland?

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has severe swollen glands for about two weeks. She was sick two weeks ago and had a few different bugs at once the glands are not going ?

My 6 year old has severe swollen glands for about two weeks. She was sick two weeks ago and had a few different bugs at once the glands are not going ?

Maybe: Agree it would be helpful to know where the glands are and if they are growing, tender, etc. If they are just below the jaw, your child could have mono. Sometimes, it does take several weeks for glands to go away after they have been swollen. As long as not tender, not getting bigger, not getting a lot of nodes in other places then can just watch. ...Read more

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I had swollen gland theve gone down in size but i feel a bit of abdomen pain and feel on edge all the time and my tonsils look weird i don't feel sick?

I had swollen gland theve gone down in size but i feel a bit of abdomen pain and feel on edge all the time and my tonsils look weird i don't feel sick?

Postviral syndrome: It sounds like you have had a viral infection that caused your lymph nodes and tonsils to enlarge and become tender. Other etiologies include malignancies, rheumatoid or lupus type diseases; sarcoidosis or crohn's disease. Even exposure to some meds or drugs may cause it. Rx: water-10 cups/d, eat only healthful foods, e.g. Fresh veges, fruits, whole grains, raw nuts & seeds. See md if not ok. ...Read more

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What do you do to relieve a very painful swollen gland below right ear. It is almost the diameter of a golf ball tonsils are a bit swollen.?

What do you do to relieve a very painful swollen gland below right ear. It is almost the diameter of a golf ball tonsils are a bit swollen.?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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