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Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck. ?

Near syncope episode followed by sudden onset of hard palate pain, swollen throat (no soreness), and swollen lymph nodes in neck.  ?

See MD: If you are still having pain, I suggest an ER visit now. You may need to have an MRI or CT to see what is causing these issues. I do not want to speculate on cause, I think best is to be seen to establish diagnosis and treatment if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?

Swollen lymph nodes, sore neck, splitting headache-worsened moving neck, midgrade fever, sore throat, vomiting, night sweats, chills?

Internet?: Hi. Girl, I'm sold! Something may be wrong beyond a "cold"! Will you PLEASE go see a doctor in person for a good evaluation and diagnostic tests? We in internetville cannot do the diagnostics. I hope it's nothing serious, but I've seen conditions present like that, that ARE serious. An in-person physician is what you need with real in-person blood tests, and who knows what else for diagnostics. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
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Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
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Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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My friend had a fever, headache, sore throat and he has swollen lymph nodes in neck, what is the cause and how to cure him?

Streph Throat test: Please encourage your friend to see the doctor for a streph throat test. He could have mononucleosis, streph throat or a viral infection. Tx depends on the cause. Consider tylenol 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

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Cause of swollen lymph nodes in neck and low-grade fever at night for 1 month? Started with sore throat, completed antibiotic regimen 1 week ago

Cause of swollen lymph nodes in neck and low-grade fever at night for 1 month? Started with sore throat, completed antibiotic regimen 1 week ago

Possible mononucleos: Swollen lymph nodes, especially if there is some tenderness and some degree of associated temperatures points to infection. On rare occasions TB from unpasteurized milk can cause the problem. At other times infectious mononucleosis can result in the problem. If nodes do not regress and symptoms persist a biopsy should be performed. ...Read more

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Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever. ?

Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever. ?

See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node swelling. Psoriasis does not usually cause lymph nodes to swell unless the plaques get secondarily infected. ...Read more

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