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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
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.
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.
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.
3 weeks ago I was treated for swollen tonsil and gland on left side with rocephin (ceftriaxone) and amoxicillin it helped for a week now it's back negative strep?
Be seen: It could be a resistant bacteria, or, more likely, a viral infection. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Yazmin (birth controll pill) can cause swollen glands head? Or other part of body 3/4 months of use?
No: No- seek a medical examination and blood testing.
Lymphadenopathy: Enlargement of the lymph nodes is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. Most commonly, in healthy individuals, the glands (lymph nodes) will enlarge as they work to fight off infections, be they viral and or bacterial...For example a child with a sore throat may develop associated swollen glands. If they stay enlarged, then seek medical attention.
Lymph nodes: Which glands (lymph nodes) are you referring to? If you have swollen lymph nodes in the neck and a recent upper respiratory infection, that may be normal. If you have lymph nodes in other areas like the arm pit or groin or the ones in the neck that don't go away, you need to see a doctor for evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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.
Asymptomatic LN: I assume you mean swollen lymph nodes without any symptoms. This can be from a variety of different things. Infection generally causes symptoms however granulomas or cancer may not initially cause symptoms. Any asymptomatic swelling should be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether further testing should be done.
See a doctor: Chronic swollen lymph nodes are fiund in so many illnesses that it is impossible to itemize here. It would be sensible to have a skilled physician examine you.
Culture spots: Swollen glands showing white spots does not suggest lymph glands situated along venous chains such as groin, axilla and neck. It probably is the lymphoid tissue in the oropharynx where presence of white spots reflects presence of sites of infection in glands such as tonsil. Cultures should be taken and if cervical nodes then noted, bx should be added
No: Swollen glands would not affect trapezeus muscle.