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Tender Glands Under Jaw
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. ...Read more
Tender gland.: A tender gland is one that elicits pain when pressed. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Painful not good--: See dr / "std clinic"/urologist, as is very suspicious for presence of an std. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I'm having a slight pain in my right lower jaw and the right gland is tender when touched. Any suggestions?
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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 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. ...Read more
Hi, my left gland right below my jaw is tender to the touch. It's been like this for about week...any ideas?
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. ...Read more
I have a very tender submandibular lump node or gland under jaw towards left but not enlarged. Why is this?
A few things: This could be a few things. You should go see your doctor and let them check it. ...Read more
My glands under my jaw on the right side is swollen & sore to touch for last 5 mths. No other symptoms. Worth worrying about?
Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?
Infection?: Lymph nodes (glands) usually enlarge when they work hard to fight off infections. Five months is a long time to go w/o checking w/ a doctor for the cause. There are other things under jaws - salivary glands, thyroid, etc. Have an exam - perhaps see an ENT specialist. Something is not right and it's not self-correcting so far. Best wishes! ...Read more
Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node
I've been having pain in my below my left lower jaw, my glands just below my lower jaw feel sore and raw, but aren't swollen. I've experienced fatigue?
? virus: If your symptoms are only a day or so old, they could be a prodrome of a viral upper respiratory tract infection or even infectious mononucleosis. However it would be unusual for only the left side of the neck to be involved. If symptoms persist and remain localized to one area, have an examination by an otolaryngologist and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
My ear jaw and gland area is tender/painful. Does this mean my wisdom tooth migjt be impacyed and need removal? It hasn't erupted yet
Yes: Wisdom teeth problems do show all these signs. An early evaluation can prevent further problems. You should see an oral surgeon & have your wisdom teeth evaluated. ...Read more
Very big, sore gland under jaw for about a month. Has been enlarged as long as I can remember. Just noticed the tenderness ENT not concerned 4 yrs ago?
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
Sore throat around neck and gland around jaw swollen. Gotten a few sore throats over last couple mths and glands not gone down. Cough now. Worry?
Time to get checked: It is hard to say what is going on. Colds and sore throats can cause lymph nodes to go up and down. But if the nodes persist and don't change in size, is is worth getting checked by your doc Other things can cause your symptoms that can be minor or major. You need to be evaluated. The sooner you do, the quicker you'll know if this is serious or not and you can relax. Avoid scents, smoke (irritants) ...Read more
Gland under jaw swollen over 3 months supposedly from toothy infection. Constant sore throats, sinus issues and post nasal drip, I feel mucus only the side with the swollen gland. Sometimes it feels like I have a swollen gland on the right side. I have ha
Throat vs TMJ: Throat problem vs TMJ. Other TMJ signs are joint clicking, limited oral opening, painful chewing, headaches. TMJ sometimes feels swollen without swelling. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. If TMJ, ask for referral to TMJ exper. ...Read more
Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?
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