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I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

I have low temperature, swollen glands tender under jaw and achey neck. Sore throat. More forgetful than normal and slow thoughts and more tired. Help?

You may have: A viral infection that may actually be infectious mononucleosis, or bacterial pharyngitis such as strep throat. Whatever medicines you take for these symptoms may also be responsible for making your brain feel that way. Most viral infections will finish its course in 3-7 days by itself, and bacterial infections will require antibiotics to treat. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.

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I've got swollen tender glands in my neck, but I don't actually feel any other ill symptoms?

I've got swollen tender glands in my neck, but I don't actually feel any other ill symptoms?

Diff possibilities: Tender is usually a good sign & if you have a few relatively small tender lymph nodes you might have mild subclinical allergies or have a cold coming on. However if you have a very lg or hard, immobile node (s) it's best to get that checked out. You might also want to check for swollen lymph nodes elsewhere in the body & if you find some, that would be another reason to get checked out.

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I have to painful tender glands on my groin area for several days?

I have to painful tender glands on my groin area for several days?

Inguinal lymph nodes: That are swollen, painful and tender, are usually result of an infection in the leg or in the groin area. If it is on both sides, it might be caused by a generalized infection. Treat the infection, and the lymph nodes will subside. If you don't have an infection, it could be lymph cell malignancy, such as hodgkin's disease, so get to a doctor if the swelling persists for more than several days.

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Should I take the antibiotic prescribed for my tender glands. I had a cold two weeks ago, gland swelling is secondary and still present. No fever!

Should I take the antibiotic prescribed for my tender glands. I had a cold two weeks ago, gland swelling is secondary and still present. No fever!

Why given?: There is no evidence that oral antibiotics help with viral lymphadenopathy. Ask you doctor why you need the antibiotics if you have questions.

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Woke w/tender glands in throat (hardly painful) achy body, chills&slight fever before bed took 2 ibruprofen & nxt morning was 100% fine. What was tht?

Woke w/tender glands in throat (hardly painful) achy body, chills&slight fever before bed took 2 ibruprofen & nxt morning was 100% fine. What was tht?

Most likely you have: An upper respiratory virus, such as a cold virus. Colds often cause sore throat & swollen glands. There's no cure for colds. Symptomatic treatment with decongestion, OTC pain meds, rest & fluids will get you thru it. If you get high fever, productive cough, sinus pain, shortness of breath or difficulty swallowing, you should see a doctor. Best wishes. Dr. Anne.

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I have small bump on neck under ear. Feels like marble. Think it's firm and tender glands and it hurts my ear but not my throat. What is it?

I have small bump on neck under ear. Feels like marble. Think it's firm and tender glands and it hurts my ear but not my throat. What is it?

Adult Neck Mass: 23 year old lady presenting with a neck mass under ear. You need a full history and careful exam by a physician that includes examination of your head, neck, oral mucosa, teeth, nasopharynx. Young adults typically present with cervical lymphadenopathy, cysts and benign masses, however, referral to an ENT specialist and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology may sometimes need to be performed based/exam.

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Help I have a sore throat, stiff neck, tender glands and tenderness to touch?

Help I have a sore throat, stiff neck, tender glands and tenderness to touch?

Med eval: It would be beneficial to have this evaluated to ensure that you don't have streph throat (which requires antibiotic treatment). 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

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Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen Gland: Under jaw, if it has occurred in conjunction with your tooth extraction it may just be an inflammatory lymph node. However, if it is still tender and especially if it is growing, I would see my doctor about a referral to an ENT.

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What can cause sore glands under the jaw?

What can cause sore glands under the jaw?

Many things: Many things including strep throat, mono, lymphoma, infected teeth. More history needed. See your MD ASAP.

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Hi, my left gland right below my jaw is tender to the touch. It's been like this for about week...any ideas?

Hi, my left gland right below my jaw is tender to the touch. It's been like this for about week...any ideas?

Lymph node: Likely a lymph node that is swollen and possibly infected. You may need an antibiotic and steroid to fix the problem. See your doctor or urgent care.

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What cause your glands in your neck and jaw to swell and be sore? Also been having headaches for the last few days.

What cause your glands in your neck and jaw to swell and be sore? Also been having headaches for the last few days.

Glands: Your neck glands can be swollen from a viral infection, sinus infection, teeth problem, etc. If your symptoms persist for more than 72 hours see your doctor to determine the cause.

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Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Can swollen glands cause a sore jaw?

Yes.: Whether lymph nodes or other glands that are swollen - this can cause pain.

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Treatment for sore swollen gland below jaw line?

Treatment for sore swollen gland below jaw line?

Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes. An accurate diagnosis is needed. See your dentist!

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Why does the gland under my jaw swell up when I have a "cold sore"?

Lymphadenopathy: You may be referring to a lymph node. The lymphatic system helps to drain infectious material. The lymph node can become swollen in response to an infection/ inflammation in the area it drains.

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I have a very tender submandibular lump node or gland under jaw towards left but not enlarged. Why is this?

I have a very tender submandibular lump node or gland under jaw towards left but not enlarged. Why is this?

Possible infection: Likely an enlarged lymph node (gland); these enlarge when your body is fighting off infection. Any other symptoms or pain? Fever? Usually they go away after they kill off the infection. You can take Motrin as needed for pain.

Dr. John Comisi
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