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Are swollen glands common with canker sores? Could I have an infection? I have had a huge canker sore on my cheek now I have a small ones on my tounge, lip, and back near my wisdom tooth and my glands are swollen and feels better after I brush.

Are swollen glands common with canker sores? Could I have an infection? I have had a huge canker sore on my cheek now I have a small ones on my tounge, lip, and back near my wisdom tooth and my glands are swollen and feels better after I brush.

Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. Canker sores are usually accompanied by swollen lymph nodes. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration.

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What should I do if I am continuously getting canker sores, sore throat, earache and swollen glands?

What should I do if I am continuously getting canker sores, sore throat, earache and swollen glands?

See your doctor-: Several types of viruses from the herpes family can potentially cause your condition, several of which can be treated with acyclovir. In addition, depending on risk factors, acute HIV infection is a consideration. This can be evaluated by doing some blood work. With these possibilities, get yourself checked out!

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I have extreme fatigue, canker sore, sore throat, congestion, low rbc count, low mono count, high lymph count. No fever or swollen glands. Is it mono?

I have extreme fatigue, canker sore, sore throat, congestion, low rbc count, low mono count, high lymph count. No fever or swollen glands. Is it mono?

No, not necessarily: It can very well be any viral infection other than mono, would give the same picture, the low RBCs count isn't related, it can be due to anemia from any cause, in your case could just be heavy menses. Confer with the doctor who ordered the test or get a HealthTap prime consult if you wish. Other than that rest, fluids, salt water gargles, pain killers till that bout is over, wish you wellness

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Can canker sores and stress cause swollen lymph nodes under mandible? Very stressed from college and canker sore. Health anxiety as well.

Can canker sores and stress cause swollen lymph nodes under mandible? Very stressed from college and canker sore. Health anxiety as well.

Probable: Although the cause of canker sores remain obscure, stress and perhaps even another viral illness may trigger them. Thus it is not difficult to imagine that swollen lymph glands can indeed occur. However if the glands are getting larger fast or lingering on for more than a month, check with your doctor.

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Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Can canker sores in throat and mouth cause severe pain difficulty eating and swollen lymph nodes?

Canker sores: Canker sores, known as aphthous stomatitis, can be caused by a virus, which may be why the lymph nodes in your neck are swollen. This is the body's response to infection. They can be very painful and take up to 10 days to resolve. A solution of benadryl (diphenhydramine) and viscous lidocaine (rinsed and spit out) will decrease the pain. Topical anesthetics may help as well. See your pharmacist.

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Have very bad swollen glands on neck, sore throart, no voice and sores on scalp since oct 1 2014, seen family dr twice says shingles meds not working?

Have very bad swollen glands on neck, sore throart, no voice and sores on scalp since oct 1 2014, seen family dr twice says shingles meds not working?

Not shingles?: Your first three symptoms do not sound like shingles but severe pharyngitis/laryngitis, probably viral. You don't say if the sores on the scalp are painful, but the scalp is not a common place for shingles. I suspect you have an associated folliculitis (infected/inflamed hair follicles) and may need topical or oral antibiotics. I would consult a dermatologist. Good luck!

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I have swollen glands once a month and cold sores almost every three weeks, im am extremely fatigued the doctor put it down to depression but it cant?

I have swollen glands once a month and cold sores almost every three weeks, im am extremely fatigued the doctor put it down to depression but it cant?

See below: Fatigue is more often caused by psychological and social issues than by physical problems. Most physical problems will have other symptoms than just fatigue. Exceptions would be anemia, hypothyroidism, and sleep apnea which might cause only fatigue SEE:.fatigue>. http://bit. Ly/1FYjQAb. chronic fatigue syndrome>. http:///bit. Ly/1E6CrfM. depression>. http://bit. Ly/1xUALOL

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It hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?

It hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?

Viral illness.: Most cold sores are caused by the Herpes simplex virus. Especially the first time you get the infection there will be other symptoms besides the sores like aching, sometimes headache or fever and or swollen glands.

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I have a swollen gland under my chin and on the left side of my jaw. I also have a cold sore on the left side of my bottom lip that is in some pain too. I've dealt with cold sores for around like ten year, but never had swollen glands. Just a little conce

I have a swollen gland under my chin and on the left side of my jaw. I also have a cold sore on the left side of my bottom lip that is in some pain too. I've dealt with cold sores for around like ten year, but never had swollen glands. Just a little conce

Lymph nodes: Your gland could be swollen for a number of reasons. Activation of the virus that causes the ulcers on your lip or any other weakening of your immune system that led to the cold sores showing up. If you glands stay swollen for more than 2 weeks, go see your doctor for an exam

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I had developed sores on my face I had mouth ulcers and swollen glands. I am 7 days late for my period and my gums feel inflamed. Plz help?

I had developed sores on my face I had mouth ulcers and swollen glands. I am 7 days late for my period and my gums feel inflamed. Plz help?

Primary oral herpes?: Sounds like you might have primary (i.e. intitial infection) with oral herpes simplex virus, probably type 1 (HSV1). Effective treatment is available but must be started promptly. See your GP ASAP; or if it might have been sexually acquired (partner with known oral or genital herpes, new partner, etc) consider visiting one of UK's excellent NHS GUM clinics. Probably unrelated to your late period.

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Vomiting one week, fever, dehydration, painful throat sores and swollen glands. Not flu, strep mono. Vomiting recurring on occasion 2nd week?

Vomiting one week, fever, dehydration, painful throat sores and swollen glands. Not flu, strep mono. Vomiting recurring on occasion 2nd week?

Prolonged sore throa: You may have a retro pharyngeal abscess.See a doctor. He may want to take an x-ray of your upper airway. Alternately you have a viral illness that can give you similarsymptoms.

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Been v. tired, for no obvious reason, for about 8 weeks. Achy muscles, swollen glands and a sore throat on and off. Also cold sores. What's happening?

Been v. tired, for no obvious reason, for about 8 weeks. Achy muscles, swollen glands and a sore throat on and off. Also cold sores. What's happening?

Fatigue & swollen gl: Your symptoms could be due infectious mononucleosis or other conditions, you need to see your doctor for complete physical exam & work up. Get plenty of rest, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids & take your vitamins. Fee better.

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Hsv1+ and hsv2- for blood antibodies. Had cold sores before. Can I also get genital hsv 1 if exposed? Having swollen glands in groin. Itchy and tingle

Hsv1+ and hsv2- for blood antibodies. Had cold sores before. Can I also get genital hsv 1 if exposed? Having swollen glands in groin. Itchy and tingle

No: If a person has antibodies to HSV1 (has immunity), she should not get new HSV1 infections in places that she did not get HSV1 sores in the past. New herpes lesions on the genitals would be presumed HSV2 (if the HSV2 antibodies turned positive on the blood tests after the new genital herpes sores). Life can surprise you sometimes. Maybe HSV1 was in the genitals in the past but wasn't noticeable.

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day.

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Why do I often have swollen glands?

Why do I often have swollen glands?

Poss. Infection: May be related to allergy or infectionor scalp irritation.

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What could cause swollen glands without sickness?

What could cause swollen glands without sickness?

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.

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What could I do to determine if I have swollen glands?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen glands?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen glands?

Swollen glands: Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually refer to true glands).

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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.

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