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Swollen Glands In Throat With White Spots
White pimpled looking spot in back of throat, swallowing feels like ears are hurting, swollen glands, and slightly closed in throat. Any answers?
White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?
Dr. Can check throat: Throat discomfort 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 throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
White spots on tonsils, doesn't hurt, no bad breath, negative for strep and mono. Swollen neck glands, been treated multiple ways but never went away.
My right tonsil is swollen no white spots but it looks like a bigger tonsil behind it dark colour neck glands/ear painful can't swallow without pain?
Seek medical care: This may be an infection such as a peritonsilar abscess. This is an infection typically of a unilateral tonsil which presents with one sided throat pain radiating to the ear and there may be swollen glands on the side of the infection. Other possibilities could be neoplastic (cancer). ...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.
Infection?: See doctor or dentist (if tooth or gum related) for evaluation. ...Read more
Over last 3 months have had swollen glands in throat every 4 week's, no other cold symptoms. What could this be?
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
Strep test/ cultures: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Infection: As a tooth, or oral infection of the lower teeth. ...Read more
a couple of weeks: Most infection related enlarged lymph nodes settle down as the infection is treated and controlled. So the lymph glands should settle down to normal size in a mater of 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more
Pease clarifydepends: It depends on which glands/areas are swollen. Glands may only be swollen temporarily from infection. Tonsils can become swollen and can be removed, but other criteria have to be met for this. It is also agreed upon by doctors that tonsils provide benefits to the immune system. A visit to your doctor will likely determine what is swollen and what the best course is. ...Read more
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
I had swollen glands and then inflamed and red throat. I was just wondering could I send a picture of my throat to you to look at?
We can not see: Your photograph through the health / medical education portion of HealthTap. If you are looking for diagnosis, can look at HealthTap Prime or concierge service. ...Read more
Swollen glands in diff. Places & feeling of something lodged in throat for over a year. Been twice to GP, he assures me all is well. Constant worrying?
Therapist or new Dr: It's so important to trust your Dr that I'd urge you to either work a bit w/ a psychotherapist to learn how to increase your trust/assertiveness in interacting w/ your Dr and/or seek a new Dr for a 2nd opinion on the concerns you have. It should be possible to feel a really swollen gland and run lab work to Dx for cause or explain your error to you. Don't ignore it! ...Read more
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