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Swollen Glands In Neck And Jaw
Yes: Lymph nodes swell in response to infection. In the diagram of the lymph nodes in the neck, you can see that infection anywhere in the head (including sinuses) drains down to the lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more
Yes and maybe...: Gingivitis will start a response in your immune system that would potentially involve lymph nodes in your neck. Oral infection does not however directly recruit lymph nodes in the groin area. While it's possible you have a systemic condition that is affecting both areas, it may be multiple problems at the same time. Brush & floss daily; see your dentist & your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic reaction.: I am concerned that you may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction to something, or at the very least, you are having some type of infection. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the short term, but see your physician for an exam and possible labwork in the next day or 2. ...Read more
Sinus pain in right side only. Jaw, earache, and teeth hurt in the same area. Gland in neck swollen also.
Left ear pressure sore throat painful swallowing feeling of something stuck in my throat no fever swollen tonsils and swollen glands in neck under jaw?
Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node
Possibly: If the infection is severe enough extension of gland swelling can occur. You should be seen be a doctor if not on antibiotics already. ...Read more
Pain behind last tooth upper right. Pain spreads to right ear and front neck. White spots in my mouth. Can open mouth wide. Swollen neck glands.
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. ...Read more
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