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Swollen Glands (Definition)
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
3 weeks ago i was treated for swollen tonsil and gland on left side with rocephin and amoxicillin it helped for a week now it's back negative strep?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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