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Two weeks swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, neck/jaw pain all on left side. 4th day taking azithromycin 500mg. Not getting better. What's going on?

Two weeks swollen lymph nodes, stuffy nose, neck/jaw pain all on left side. 4th day taking azithromycin 500mg. Not getting better. What's going on?

Viral illness: Probably a viral illness, who's natural course is around two weeks. If there is a secondary bacterial infection in your sinuses, the bacteria may not be sensitive to the antibiotic, although that would be unusual. Try nasal irrigation to see if that helps, and see your regular doctor for a check up. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Azithromycin (Definition)

Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin)[1] is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[2][not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more


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What to do if I have strep, sore throat w/ white spots/swollen gland. can I take a z pack (azithromycin) with my daily meds?

What to do if I have strep, sore throat w/ white spots/swollen gland. can I take a z pack (azithromycin) with my daily meds?

Strep throat: Strep throat should be diagnosed by rapid strep test and/or throat culture. Azithro is acceptable alternative if allergic to penicillins. Short course of Azithro is generally fine when taken with other medications, however, there may be some specific drug interactions. You should check with pharmacist if you have specific concerns. ...Read more

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How do you develope swollen glands?

How do you develope swollen glands?

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. ...Read more

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Swollen glands in groin?

Swollen glands in groin?

Common: This is often a benign finding, but if large and bulky or matted or progressively increasing in size or very firm or painful, may want to have these evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen glands be related to gallbladder attacks?

Swollen glands be related to gallbladder attacks?

Gall bladder: Gall bladder pain is usually colicky (comes and goes) associated with eating meals in right upper quadrant of abdomen, nausea, abdominal bloating but no association with swollen glands or lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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What causes itchiness above ribs & swollen glands?

Lots of things: Allergies, contact dermatitis, insect bites, medication and many many other causes. To figure it out, we need more info such as pain, distribution, timing, appearance etc. If the problem does not go away within a few days, call your family doc! ...Read more

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What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

What causes swollen glands in neck and throat?

Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get swollen glands when sick with strep throat?

They usually are: Swollen glands in the neck, under the jaw, invariably accompany a strep throat infection. They may also stay enlarged for weeks after recovery. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a cold, swollen glands in the neck and a cold sore?

Is it common to have a cold, swollen glands in the neck and a cold sore?

Yes.: Cold sores are viral infections. Especially the first time you get the infection, there can be a lot of lymph node swelling, pain and even fever. Recurrences of cold sores will often happen when you are stressed, such as with another viral infection. Lymph nodes in the neck will swell from both cold sores on the lip or colds. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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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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Azythromycin (Definition)

Azythromycin is a macrolide which is a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more