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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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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


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I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

I have a swollen gland in my throat on one side and it's painful it feel like someone is stabbing my throat an there's a pain in my neck as what is it?

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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Painful to swallow, gland on left side of throat swollen and painful. Congested strep negative 10 + days of pain. Any thoughts on remedies?

Tonsillitis?: If the gland is inside it could be tonsillitis. If it is outside we call it adenopathy. They are lymph glands which the body uses in response to inflammation or infection or foreign body irritation. It still could be infection in nature, and strep is no the only cause of infection. Go see your doctor and be evaluated, especially to make sure no abscess and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Fever, sore throat for 2 days, hard, painful swollen gland in neck which disappeared, bit still hurts, much bigger painful appeared on the other side?

Lymph nodes: A sore throat or other infection above the neck often causes swelling of lymph nodes in the neck. At times these swollen lymph nodes are tender. Swollen lymph nodes are a sign that your body is fighting an infection and are not cause for concern. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and a swollen/painful gland under chin. Is this normal? Family has had a cold for about a week. Is this a submental gland?

I have a sore throat and a swollen/painful gland under chin. Is this normal? Family has had a cold for about a week. Is this a submental gland?

Yes.: A lymph node Nader the chin is a sub mental node. Lymph nodes commonly enlarge when fighting infections, so this common with a cold or flu and not something of concern. ...Read more

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Sore gland on left side of neck. Feels swollen compared to right side. Painful when burp, feels like lump in throat on that side. Why could this be?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Hi I have a very seollen gland under jaw line its really painful, I don't have a fever or a sore throat, the only pain is the gland?

Hi I have a very seollen gland under jaw line its really painful, I don't have a fever or a sore throat, the only pain is the gland?

Swollen Gland: It sounds like your submandibular salivary gland. If so, it can get infected or have a stone caught in the duct that empties salava under the tongue. It could also be a lymph node. See an ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Sore throat, swollen painful glands, itchy skin on face and neck and a tooth abcess what should I do?! been going on for a week or so!

Infection: Go to a dentist and resolve the cause of the infection by removing the offending tooth or root canal therapy along with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Have swollen glands on both sides -under the chin, a painful sore and red throat, tonsils are not swollen, on going for two three months?

Have swollen glands on both sides -under the chin, a painful sore and red throat, tonsils are not swollen, on going for two three months?

Possible mono: Your description could be consistent with mononucleosis which is caused by ebstein barr virus. You should see your regular doctor for further evaluation and to confirm or refute this possibility. ...Read more

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Vomiting one week, fever, dehydration, painful throat sores and swollen glands. Not flu, strep mono. Vomiting recurring on occasion 2nd week?

Vomiting one week, fever, dehydration, painful throat sores and swollen glands. Not flu, strep mono. Vomiting recurring on occasion 2nd week?

Prolonged sore throa: You may have a retro pharyngeal abscess.See a doctor. He may want to take an x-ray of your upper airway. Alternately you have a viral illness that can give you similarsymptoms. ...Read more

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Throat and tonsils swollen very painful talking funny stuffy nose swollen glands but I don't see white spots on tonsils tonsillitis? Or strep

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

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Swollen gland on left side of neck under jaw. Been swollen for months, it's moveable and not painful. Should I worry?

Lump: It is probably a small cyst or gland of no consequence. However if it grows in size or other s appear I would let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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Advice with glandular fever pain, my neck glands are so swollen and painful I'm really struggling?

Advice with glandular fever pain, my neck glands are so swollen and painful I'm really struggling?

Urgent treatmrnt: You describe what sounds like a severe infection. I know that it is a little after midnight in the UK, but you need to be evaluated and stated on treatment urgently. If you can get to an accident & emergency at hospital, try to go and get evaluated and treated now. If not see your GP ASAP in the morning. You can alternate parecetamol 500-1000 mg with ibuprofen 200 mg x 3(600 mg) every 4 hours for ...Read more

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Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be? I had it for more than 6 month.

Hello! What can a swollen hard, non painful gland on the right side of the neck, on the carotid artery be? I had it for more than 6 month.

Cyst or node: It could be a sebaceous cyst or a lymph node. If it is small it is probably nothing to be concerned about. If it is larger than one centimeter (half inch) then you should let a doctor check it and make sure it is something benign. ...Read more

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The floor of my mouth right under my tongue on the side is very swollen no difference in color, and painfull when I press under my neck on the side its painful, I had submndplr gland removed 20 yrs a

The floor of my mouth right under my tongue on the side is very swollen no difference in color, and painfull when I press under my neck on the side its painful, I had submndplr gland removed 20 yrs a

Depending: ..on the timing of growth and swelling, certainly sounds like it could be infected. Recommend calling your doctor for an urgent visit as infections in this area can spread quickly and dangerously. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful gland in the neck for weeks now. Should I be concerned?

Swollen and painful gland in the neck for weeks now. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Any painful swelling of a gland in the neck that has been present for weeks should be evaluated by your physician to determine a possible cause and to receive the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

My gf has swollen gland above elbow crease and one in neck. Both very painful and tender to touch, quite firm but can push them in. Left side of body?

The most common: Cause of lymph node swelling is infection. Glandular fever (mononucleosis) is a common cause of swollen lymph nodes in adolescence & early adulthood. It often causes fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils and debilitating fatigue. If your GF is feeling particular bad, she should see her GP. Glandular fever can be diagnosed with a simple blood test. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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My glands are swollen on the right side of my neck. It swelled up after a viral. The left side went down but not the right. I had blood wrk. And a CT scan. They couldn't find what could a causing it. I get 2-3 sec. Painful twinges on occasion.?

Keep your appts: Even though you do not have a diagnosis (explanation) yet, it's sounds like there's more testing to be done. You may even need to see an Ear Nose & Throat (also called ENT or otolaryngologist) specialist or an infectious disease specialist for their opinions. So don't give up yet. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have what initially felt like just a swollen gland in my neck. But it now feels elongated and is very painful. Not sick. Feel great. Just painful?

I have what initially felt like just a swollen gland in my neck. But it now feels elongated and is very painful. Not sick. Feel great. Just painful?

Neck mass: It all depends. You have not provided any information about yourself, not even your age let alone any medical history which makes it impossible to provide you with a relevant response. We don't know where on the neck the mass is, is it first or fluctuant?, is it warm to touch? Do you have any mouth infections or recent cold? It may be a congenital cyst that has collected or a reactive node etc, ...Read more

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Got painful swollen glands on neck 2 mth ago, which wax and waned, but it has come back. Also had phlem, but that has declined a bit. What is this?

Got painful swollen glands on neck 2 mth ago, which wax and waned, but it has come back. Also had phlem, but that has declined a bit. What is this?

See your physician: Lymph nodes are part of the bodies immune system. They can become temporarily swollen and tender if you've had a recent throat infection. However, if the swelling persists it's important to see your primary care doctor, since certain cancers can cause swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more