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Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Overview)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill with white blood cells.


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What causes swollen glands on the insides of your cheeks? Feels like skin flaps and have been there for two years

What causes swollen glands on the insides of your cheeks? Feels like skin flaps and have been there for two years

Check fillings: Looks like your lymphatics are inflamed could be due to dental fillings do u have any - I use heavy metal detox to clear these and lymphatic cleanse a nearby qra practitioner will help. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Swollen Glands (Overview)

Swollen glands is also known as Enlarged lymph nodes. Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill with white blood cells.


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Can a hoarse voice and swollen glands mean that I have a thyroid disorder? I've had this all of my life.

Can a hoarse voice and swollen glands mean that I have a thyroid disorder? I've had this all of my life.

Possibly: I would get evaluated. Many things can cause your symptoms: nodules on vocal cords, infections, tumors, nerve damage, or it just might be the "way you are." thyroid might be involved, but not necessarily. It might be good to have a laryngoscope or thyroid ultrasound if your history and physical exam warrant them. Hopefully you don't smoke or chew tobacco. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swollen glands in my throat?

What can I do to treat swollen glands in my throat?

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 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

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Any advice- woke up this morning with swollen glands, no other symptoms. Go to dr or can I treat it/prevent it from worsening?

Any advice- woke up this morning with swollen glands, no other symptoms. Go to dr or can I treat it/prevent it from worsening?

Depends: You must be more descriptive. What glands? Where? Is it on both sides? How swolen? Is there any pain.? Glands usually are lymph glands and when these swell it is usually because they are filtering out some infection. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, for a few months there's. No pain. ?

I have swollen glands, for a few months there's. No pain. ?

Node vs Saliva gland: Depending on location, swelling in the head and neck area may be one of more lymph nodes or one or more salivary glands. Painless swelling without recent infection or trauma in the area needs to be evaluated. I recommend a visit to your primary provider or an ent/ otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of swollen glands?

See your doc: "swollen glands" (lymph nodes or any other "glands") is not a disease but a symptom. You need to see your doc who will determine why they are swollen and then prescribe the proper therapy. Don't wait too long, please. Hope it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache, on and off voice hoarseness, neck pain, swollen glands, occasional congestion  for 3+ weeks. Oc drugs don't help. Concerning?

Earache on and off: Your question does not mention what over the counter medications you used.Based on you question it seems your symptoms are related to allergy and there may or mey not be any infectious process.You need to consult your doctor and may benefit from allergy medicine and decongestants, if there is no evidence of infection in throat or ears, if there is one then you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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