Doctor insights on:
Swollen Nose Glands
Runny nose, swollen glands, fluid in lungs, consistent mild fever, cough, headache itchy small bumps everywhere, had chkn pox 10 yrs ago. What is this?
Best to see MD: It seems like you have one of the exanthematous childhood diseases like measles. It is best to see your md for precaution and proper diagnosis. It is fraught that childhood diseases when they happen in adults can have possibility of more complications, not necessarily that they happen. ...Read more
Throat feels congested, no cough or runny nose, swollen glands in jaw, back, groin and armpit. Infection?
Yes: If this has been present for no more than 2 weeks, a viral infection is the likely cause. If the symptoms go beyond that or are getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
Throat and tonsils swollen very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep
See physician: Your condition requires a strept test and likely a course of antibiotics, you need to see a physician or make a paid consultation through healthtap ...Read more
Have headache, stuffy nose, swollen glands, dizziness, chills, &sweating. Cold or flu? I take Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) for Pots/tachycardia. What cold meds should I avoid?
No Sudaphed: Afrin will help with nasal congestion, & when used correctly has little systemic effect. The drug alone can only be taken short time or stops working. I suggest U ask physician for prescription of Fluticosone Propionate which sprayed in nostrils & breathed in once daily can help U to take the meds longer. Reasonable to test for flu & take tamiflu if positive. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ASA for other symptoms ...Read more
Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?
Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?
Very unlikely: It is much more likely to be a common viral infection or Strep. Tobacco use will make the problem worse and prolong the issue. ...Read more
I have a swollen gland on the right side. Can this be an allergic reaction to food or medication? Could it be a cold? Throat nose and sneezing a lot
Swollen glands: Yes, a swollen gland could be all of the things you asked about, such as an allergy, cold, etc. It is more likely to be a viral process or allergy to pollens than food allergy, especially since you are having throat symptoms and sneezing. If you have allergies, try an over-the-counter antihistamine first as this could help with your sneezing and the scratchy throat. If no better, see your doc. ...Read more
When should a swollen tender jaw gland, 1 inch visible bump, plus a red infected tender slightly pussy spot next to nose prompt a doctor visit?
Now: It sounds like this may well be a staphylococcal boil and this is a bad spot from which organisms can disseminate. The swollen tender lymph node is also concerning. Please see a doctor and get this managed. Good luck. ...Read more
Syptoms are only hurts when I swallow, and hurts into ear some when I swallow, no sor throut, and I do have a runny nose, gland in neck seem swollen?
Ear infection?: Or serous otitis (fluid but not infected). Try a decongestant & get that looked at. ...Read more
Had swollen glands weeks ago had blood tests and sexual tests all back fine now I have a blocked nose and ears are blocked is there any relation?
May be: Sounds like you had an upper respiratory infection that leaded to temporary swollen lymph nodes. Your nasal congestion and ear fullness are related due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Allergic rhinitis is a common cause for persistent nasal congestion and ear blockage. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more
My left ear is closed, swollen glands in my neck, left side, blocked nose and coughing. What could I use?
I have a blocked nose, constant ringing in my ears, a sore neck and my glands are swollen. Is it time to see a doctor?
I have been sick for 3 days. Swollen glands, brown, green, yellow mucus, runny nose, had a fever, but I broke it yesterday. I am a smoker.?
Stop smoking: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory illness. (smoking is bad for your health. Did I really need to tell you this?). ...Read more
See: See your primary care physician to determine whether or not it's viral or bacterial in nature, or something else. ...Read more
Sore throat swollen glands some mornings I wake up in sweat stuffy nose white looking bumps in the back of my throat?
Sore throat but no swollen glands. Woke up yesterday with it, today it's a little worse. I don't have any congestion or runny nose. What's going on?
May be an infection:
Swollen glands in the neck are very common. They usually occur due to sore throat caused commonly by a virus. In that case it is typically tender but it settles down in 2-3 weeks on its own.
But if the glands are painless and do not settle down or keep enlarging, then you need to go see your doctor for further examination. ...Read more
The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?
May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days, seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more
Don't: It should resolve on its own, however may take months. If it does not, or if it is getting bigger, or you are getting more of them, or it is larger than 1cm, get to your doctor asap. ...Read more
What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen
It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not.. ...Read more
Need to go see a doc: If you have severe sore throat, you may be better off going to an er and seek immediate medical attention. Pain medicines will help to control your pain. Antibiotics may be required if the doctor found any indication of infection in your throat. You could take tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve the pain although it alone may not be enough. ...Read more