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Swollen Neck Glands After Dental Cleaning
Rotten wisdom teeth, food gets stuck inside. Can that cause swollen neck glands, a low grade fever and feel sick all the time? On cipro (ciprofloxacin). Just worried.
Yes: Yes, rotten wisdom teeth can cause all the symptoms you describe. The solution is to have these infected wisdom teeth removed. An antibiotic can only help shrink the infection, it will not make it go away. You should make an appointment with an oral surgeon asap so they work with you to solve this problem. ...Read more
Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. It is important to have the teeth cleaned thoroughly. This may involve use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth (scaling). Meticulous home oral hygiene is necessary after professional tooth cleaning to limit further destruction. The dentist or hygienist will demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. It is often recommended that patients with periodontitis have professional tooth cleaning more frequently ...Read more
Yes: The white knot could be a salivary stone, like a kidney stone, or mucous plug that is blocking the flow from salivary glands under tongue and jaw. This can cause them to back up with fluids and swell. Have your dentist check it out. ...Read more
What can a doctor tell by feeling your swollen neck glands. What is he looking for when he feels the neck.
Abnormalities: Looking for any abnomalities in the neck. Like enlarged or nodular thyroid gland, enlarges salivary glands or lymph nodes, any other masses. Tender vertebrae, muscles. Checks carotid pulse. If you have any abnormalites in the neck, you may be referred to an ENT doc. ...Read more
Had swollen neck glands.what causes discomfort in base of neck. Is it still bit of swelling from glands or thyroid.sometimes there is a horrible taste?
See MD: Swollen neck glands (?lymph nodes?) are possibly a sign of ominous disease. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more
Swollen neck glands: How long have they been swollen? Are they painful? If the contition persists longer than @ weeks, you might think to see a md. ...Read more
Go to your doctor: Neck glands do not swell up from a simple "cold". Good luck. ...Read more
Inflammation: Lymph nodes usually swell in response to some type of infection in the local area. Some times the nodes will do that without obvious infection and antibiotics may be needed. If they do not resolve with this treatment need to consider if some type of blockage in the lymph system or if more generalized problem leading to the swollen nodes. ...Read more
A cold sore turned into a very swollen distorted lower facial area and swollen neck glands. What could this be attributed to?
Please have this: Checked to rule out a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more
Check it out: Swollen glands are not always serious, but they are never "normal". If not associated with an obvious illness like a current cold or flu, they should be checked out with your doctor this week. Many kinds of infections first appear like this. Some are minor, some very serious. More rarely, some kinds of cancers appear this way. ...Read more
Need an ENT check up: Neck glands can swell up from repeated sore throats. This generally happens from virus infections but it can also be due to a strept throat infection or your tonsils may be infected. A good medical/throat exam is necessary to find the cause and treat it. An ENT doctor is the best specialist to help you solve this probelm. ...Read more
Swollen glands: You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle). In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a diagnosis and for treatment. ...Read more
My 5 year old has a swollen gland on his neck it doesn't hurt. Both my kids always have swollen neck glands but today this one is more noticeable?
I've had swollen neck glands on and off for the past few months. My energy levels are a little lower than usual, but besides that I feel fine. Any?
Swollen neck glands, dim vision, difficulty thinking and spelling. Symptoms started 2 years ago and have worsened. Could this be chronic meningitis?
Hi i have swollen neck glands and pain in my lower back just above my buttocks on and off and I am feeling sick and have really yellow urine any idea?
For 2 months I'm waking up with very swollen neck glands, MUCH more exhausted&weak no reason but no lifestyle changes. Walk in said fine, do I go to ER?
LAB WORK INDICATED: IT SOUNDS LIKE A MILD INFECTION. I GUESS THE MOST COMMON REASON WOULD BE COMING FROM YOUR TEETH, A SMALL PERI-APICAL ABSCESS. THE REASONS FOR CERVICAL ADENOPATHY ARE MANY. GIVEN THE FATIGUE ETC.PLEASE PURSUE WITH FAMILY DOCTOR OR I GUESS THE ER COULD AT LEAST START THE WORK UP. TO SAY FINE WITHOUT A WORKUP DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT BUT IS REASSURING. ...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.
Pain behind last tooth. Swollen right tonsil. White stuff on it. Swollen neck glands right side. Right ear pain. I'm going crazy.
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
Unlikely: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck do not generally occur with infections isolated to the genitourinary tract unless the infection had entered the bloodstream, in which case multiple areas would likely have enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more
Virus: The commonest cause of these symptoms is an early viral infection which has not yet localized to the throat or respiratory tract but shows early signs of a gastrointestinal tract infection. At this time I recommend resting, drinking adequate fluids, eating a light diet and taking Tylenol as needed. Nausea and diarrhea most likely will follow and symptoms should clear after a few days. ...Read more
How long does swollen neck glands to go down caused by a viral infection. I know it can take a while for the glands to settle after viral infection?
Had swollen neck glands.have full pressure feeling in base of neck front. I'm 43 vitamin b12 Def.sometimes there is a popping feeling when I swollen.
Need evaluation: Without an examination by a health professional, we can't be sure what is swollen in your neck: glands underneath the jaw, lymph nodes, thyroid,?. Certainly feeling pressure "in base of neck front' suggests the thyroid. How the "popping feeling" factors in when you swallow also needs evaluation. See your primary care doctor or an ENT specialist. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I had swollen neck glands last week still have fullness or pressure in bottom of throat is this normal. Sometimes I get rotten taste in my mouth.
See your dentist: A quick trip to your dentist would be beneficial. It could be a wide range of issues. Dentists specialize in facial infections. It could be an infected tooth causing your discomfort. An X-ray of the area will be helpful to determine the cause. If your dentist can't figure it out they will refer you to a specialist who will. Best of luck! ...Read more
You have a series of glands made up of lymph tissue that run along under your jaw (both sides) and under the muscle that runs from behind your ear down to your collarbone. (scm muscle) . In the presence of infection they become swollen. They feel tender and bigger than usual. If you have these you should see your doctor for a ...Read more
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