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Swollen Glands In Neck
How long does it take for swollen glands in neck to go down after having a cold? What is considered normal?
Depends..: Many infections can linger even after sore throat has resolved. In general most reactive lymph nodes diminish in size after a couple weeks once the agent is gone. Mono, for example can take months....also sometimes lymph nodes get larger but dont go back to the original size. I suggest you see someone if it hasnt gone down 2-3 weeks after improvement in case you need to be examined or tested ...Read more
Go to your doctor fo: A medical examination is necessary unless you have had a viral head cold or sore throat recently, which can cause the neck nodes to swell up. But if your armpit nodes are swollen and are painless then you must see a doctor soon to find out the cause. Also examine your breast for any lumps and make sure that you do not have any lump/ growth in your breast. ...Read more
Not per se: It is not the swollen glands that cause Bells palsy but the infection that may be causing enlarged glands. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have had swollen glands in neck (for a week) and coughing up mucus. But no other symptoms. I did some gardening. Doctor said my chest is clear?
I am a 55 year old male . I have what appears to be a lump under my armpit . GP checked for swollen glands in neck and armpit and saw no swelling . ?
Confusing: If your GP was not able to palpate a lump, then is it gone?? Did you try and show him/her where it was located?? Anyway, chances are it is a reactive lymph node which should go away within a week. Suggest seeing your GP again if it is still there after 2 weeks ...Read more
Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after i've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!
Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more
It hurts to swallow, have cold sores in mouth, swollen glands in neck, and somewhat achy all over; what would cause all these symptoms?
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