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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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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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The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

The area behind "swollen glands" in neck/throat feel tight. I have acid reflux & hiatal hernia on meds but this feeling persists. What's a cause?

Check for sinusitis: Swollen glands in the neck are generally the result of chronic sinus drainage or other head and neck inflamation especially in young otherwise healthy individuals. You should seek the attention of a medical doctor to better assess the situation or an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

You may have: a viral infection that may actually be infectious mononucleosis, or bacterial pharyngitis such as strep throat. Whatever medicines you take for these symptoms may also be responsible for making your brain feel that way. Most viral infections will finish its course in 3-7 days by itself, and bacterial infections will require antibiotics to treat. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a cold for the last week. A few days ago, I went to the doctor & was given Augmentin. Took 3 doses so far (a day & a half), but have very painful swollen glands in throat/neck. When will the antibiotic kick in & the swollen glands feel better?

I have a cold for the last week. A few days ago, I went to the doctor & was given Augmentin. Took 3 doses so far (a day & a half), but have very painful swollen glands in throat/neck. When will the antibiotic kick in & the swollen glands feel better?

A day or two: Before it usually gets better, it can be viral pharyngitis, and the Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) won't work with it, give it until the end of the day, salt water gargles and pain killers like acetaminophen, rest and fluids, if no improvement, call/see your doctor for re-assessment, best wishes ...Read more

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Had swollen glands in my neck. Took antibiotics. Throat inflamed and red. When I swollen I can feel it on the right side of my throat it's my tonsils?

Had swollen glands in my neck. Took antibiotics. Throat inflamed and red. When I swollen I can feel it on the right side of my throat it's my tonsils?

Sounds like it!: Neck LN gets inflamed when one has Infection in Tonsils.Finish the course of Ab. Gargle with warm water. May drink Ginger teal. Get get examined again if symptoms persists. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more