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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

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What causes swollen glands in throat and neck?

What causes swollen glands in throat and neck?

Swollen: Usually infections but rarely cancers, lymphomas , leukemia, . ...Read more

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Hi. I've got no appetite got stiff neck I think swollen glands n ears are sore ? My throat looks red but isn't hurting just my neck and gland are sore

Hi. I've got no appetite got stiff neck I think swollen glands n ears are sore ? My throat looks red but isn't hurting just my neck and gland are sore

Need evaluation: 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 as your symptoms warrant an investigation about the cause. ...Read more

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2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

HIV: Since you have not disclosed your age, a response is not possible. Please discuss with your parents or your physician. ...Read more

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Throat pain for over a month, been talking penicillin for a week with no improvement. Swollen glands on left side of neck. I don't feel sick. Help!

Throat pain for over a month, been talking penicillin for a week with no improvement. Swollen glands on left side of neck. I don't feel sick. Help!

Viral pharyngitis: With throat pain and swollen glands one wants to be sure there is bacterial and not viral infection. If penicillin isn't working and WBC normal use warm gargle with peroxide. Antibiotics induce MRSA as a possible side effect of unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Warm soaks also applied to neck nodes. ...Read more

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Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY : LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON OR ENT Second opinion may be warranted ...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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What do you suggest if my throat really hurts but no swollen glands?

What do you suggest if my throat really hurts but no swollen glands?

Has it settled?: The sore throat should settle down in 5-7 days. If it does not, then go see your primary care of a ENT specialist. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for swollen glands in throat to go back to normal?

That depends: It is variable depending on what type of infection is causing glands to become swollen. Also depends on which glands or if it is lymph nodes. Sorry - can't provide a good response with limited info avaialble. ...Read more

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Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

Throat. Swollen, glands swollen on right side and uvulla swollen?

It is likely virus i: Common clods from viruses are often the cause in which case it should settle down in 1 to 2 weeks. If it does not get better , seek medical attention as it can also be strept throat in which case you may need antibiotics in order to get well. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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


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