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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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I have swollen glands under my neck, hurts to swallow, jaw hurts, teeth hurt. Feel like I have been to dentist and had work done. Hurts to eat.?

I have swollen glands under my neck, hurts to swallow, jaw hurts, teeth hurt. Feel like I have been to dentist and had work done. Hurts to eat.?

See a physician: Please try some anti- inflammatory medications. I suggest you see a physician as you might need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Throat hurts to swallow but not sick, no temp, and no swollen glands. What could this be?

Throat hurts to swallow but not sick, no temp, and no swollen glands. What could this be?

Sore throat: Two things come to my mind when patients complain of a sore throat without other symptoms, post nasal drip and early viral infections. Either way, you can try an allergy pill or the new nasal steroid over the counter: nasal cort. I prefer the nasal steroid. Either way if this does not work in the next few days, try some Motrin for the pain and gargle with salt water. See my other answers on st. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, swollen glands, my ears hurt when I swallow and I am bringing up red/brown phlegm. What could it be?

I have a sore throat, swollen glands, my ears hurt when I swallow and I am bringing up red/brown phlegm. What could it be?

Pneumonia?: This sounds like a standard respiratory viral infection that might have progressed to bronchitis or pneumonia. "Red/brown" suggest your sputum (phlegm from the bronchi or lungs) contains blood. See a doctor to be checked for bronchitis or pneumonia and possible need for an antibiotic prescription. Do it immediately if you have fever, chest pain of shortness of breath, or cough up obvious blood. ...Read more

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I am congested. Swore throat. Swollen glands in neck and groin hurts to swollow went to the doctor last week was percribed amoxicillen for pherengitis

I am congested. Swore throat. Swollen glands in neck and groin hurts to swollow went to the doctor last week was percribed amoxicillen for pherengitis

Acute Pharyngitis: Your symptoms may be due to a bacterial or a viral infection. Bacterial infectinos of the tonsils or the throat lining are typically caused by streptococcal bacteria which respond well to Amoxicillin or Amoxicillin with clavulanic acid if there is no response. However, it is imperative that a viral infection like infectious mononucleosis is considered and tested for as well, consult with your md. ...Read more

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How does it feel when you have swollen glands in your throat? Does it feel like you can't really swallow and almost like you have a sore throat?

Yes: There are glands, adenoids, tonsils and any can be inflamed and enlarge and be part of sore throat symptoms -pharyngitis and fell obstructive.
Some folks require surgery if recurrent or suspicious for tumor ...Read more

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Just flew back from cancun Sat and I have the worst sore throat I have ever had, ever. Super swollen glands both sides and incredibly sore to swallow.

Just flew back from cancun Sat and I have the worst sore throat I have ever had, ever. Super swollen glands both sides and incredibly sore to swallow.

Something infectious: Mono is from the EBV virus, and can cause swollen glands (lymph nodes) and big tonsils. Strep throat can do the same thing, but Strep throat needs antibiotics. Some other infections can cause big lymph nodes. More rarely, blood disorders and blood cancers cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue (person often gets anemic). This all means that a trip to the doctor would be wise. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two.?

Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two.?

Strep or mono: Strep vs mono are the 2 most likely reasons. Really important to have your doctor take a look and maybe get a swab for strep, or a mono test. If those are negative, then your doctor will have to dive deeper for a reason ...Read more

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My daughter is experiencing swollen glands, pain when swallowing, neck lump or bulge, ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) (severity: moderate), difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowi

My daughter is experiencing swollen glands, pain when swallowing, neck lump or bulge, ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) (severity: moderate), difficulty swallowing (worsened by: swallowi

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

Neck Veins: If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal
Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick ...Read more

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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?

Tonsillitis: Sounds like tonsillitis. It is common to have referred pain to your ear caused by the throat pain. You should see a physician and get checked for strep throat. ...Read more

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Sore throat, worse with swallowing. Swollen glands on rt side. Cough, somewhat productive. Is it likely a virus and therefor no reason for dr visit?

Sore throat, worse with swallowing. Swollen glands on rt side. Cough, somewhat productive. Is it likely a virus and therefor no reason for dr visit?

Viral Most Common: It is most likely a viral infection, which usually clears on its own within a week. If the symptoms last longer, fever worsens, severe headache, skin rash, dark urine, thick mucous, cough productive of colored or bloody sputum, or difficulty breathing, see your doctor.
To relieve the sore throat, gargle frequently with warm or cold double-strength tea or warm salt water. Wash hands often. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, a sore throat with difficulty swallowing and mucus running down back of throat. When I've cleared mucus it's yellow /brown?

Sore throat: You have what is called pharyngitis, or a sore throat. This could be either viral or bacterial in origin. If you have a runny nose also, it is likely to be viral. You should see your physician if the symptoms last for more than 10 days, if you have fever that won't go down, if you are having difficulty swallowing, and if you can't take in food or water. ...Read more

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Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Hi, for past two days I have had very sore/ scratchy throat. Much difficulty swallowing. Swollen glands under jaw, ears blocked & cough. What can I do to treat cause? How long should I ride it out for before getting medical assistance?

Suspect Viral headco: Your symptoms are like a virus infection causing you to have what is called Common head Cold.
This is a common illness that affects all of us once or twice a year. Sometimes it can be Flu, which is more severe. For treatment, take lots of warm liquids (soups, tea, coffee) and take a decongestant medication. Paracetamol pills will help to relieve the symptoms which may last 3-5 days, then go away. ...Read more

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Headaches, slight fever, tender Adamsapple area, trouble swallowing, slight ear pain, swollen glands, no sore throat.30 amox500mg 3x per day. Slightlybetter?

Headaches, slight fever, tender Adamsapple area, trouble swallowing, slight ear pain, swollen glands, no sore throat.30 amox500mg 3x per day. Slightlybetter?

Infection: Sounds like you have a viral infection which should resolve in a few days. This could also be a strep infection which should be covered by the Amoxicillin. Follow up with a physician if you don't continue to improve. ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty swallowing, throat tightness and sore throat. The following also describe me: Swollen glands and Swollen tonsils. What should I do?

I am experiencing difficulty swallowing, throat tightness and sore throat. The following also describe me: Swollen glands and Swollen tonsils. What should I do?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What feels like swollen glands (?) in neck and by collarbone, also have been having trouble swallowing. Doc said allergies & acid reflux but idk?

What feels like swollen glands (?) in neck and by collarbone, also have been having trouble swallowing. Doc said allergies & acid reflux but idk?

May need testing: It can be viral ebv or CMV related but if it is growing or you have it for more than 2 weeks need additional work upand may be referral to hematology. ...Read more

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What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

What illnesses involve swollen glands, a sore throat, and white blisters in the back of your throat? There are puss pockets on both sides of throat, but only the right side of my throat hurts and is swollen.

This: This sounds like strep throat. However the "white blisters" on your throat are worrisome. The concern is a peritonsilar abscess, which is an emergency that needs to be addressed right away. Seek medical attention asap if you have not done so already.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sore throat/swollen glands not improving after using throat spray. Now got ear ache and stiff neck and it hurts to talk?

Sore throat/swollen glands not improving after using throat spray. Now got ear ache and stiff neck and it hurts to talk?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion, let alone a treatment, without examining you and may be doing some tests. It would be prudent to see a doctor. The symptom of stiff neck is worrisome. ...Read more

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Sore throat x3 weeks, painful swollen glands, neck hurts and migraine, nusea and tummy pain itchy and burning on face and neck I'm miserable please help!

Sore throat x3 weeks, painful swollen glands, neck hurts and migraine, nusea and tummy pain itchy and burning on face and neck I'm miserable please help!

Lets sort out one at: Among the mnay problems you have listed let us sort them one at a time
i will be making the best guess but migraine can be the most bothersome, so you need to get hold of some good medication for it either by going to your doctor or over the counter. Take a combination of tylenol, (acetaminophen) caffeine and aspirin (exedrin) if your stomach cacn handle. You may need an antacid (pepcid or priloses) along with exedr. ...Read more

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more