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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. ...Read more

Tender Glands (Definition)

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What is the definition or description of: Tender glands?

What is the definition or description of: Tender glands?

Tender gland.: A tender gland is one that elicits pain when pressed. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Why do I get tender glands from cold sores?

Why do I get tender glands from cold sores?

Inflammation: Any irritation, injury, infection, or sore can cause an enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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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?

Painful not good--: See dr / "std clinic"/urologist, as is very suspicious for presence of an std. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Sore enlarged glands under jaw for 5 months no other symptoms. When get really upset sinuses become sore and no blocked. What is it?

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

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Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node

Swollen gland in neck right side of jaw sore, feels soreness from right side of neck like a swollen gland or limp node

Maybe: Could be a lymph node infection in tissue or pone or a problem with salivary gland r parotid gland. Requires careful exam by a md. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

Sore left side from behind ear to below jaw into throat. Believe glands are swelling. What's up?

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

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Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Can sinus problems cause a sore palate and jaw/neck glands without any other cold like symptoms like runny nose etc.?

Yes it can: Yes, you can have those symptoms with sinus problems due to heavy concentration of nerves around sinus, palate and neck. See your pcp to evaluate sinuses for possible treatment. ...Read more

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Enlarged Lymph Nodes Or Glands (Definition)

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