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Thyroid Gland Swollen Viral Infection
How long does swollen neck glands to go down caused by a viral infection.I know it can take a while for the glands to settle after viral infection?
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
3 neck glands swollen on my right side. No pain, but a lot of drainage and occasional stuffy nose. Sinus infection or viral infection?
Could be either, or?: You are correct in presuming that typically swollen lymph nodes are due to an infection nearby. Bacterial infections may be more likely to cause this than viral, but both can do it. Laryngeal/throat infection more likely to cause than higher up sinuses. Watch these glands. If they don't resolve in 2-3 weeks, have your doctor examine you. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes are tumor, not infection. ...Read more
My lymph nodes on the front of my neck are firm and they swell on and off, they become painful. Is this OK after a viral infection?
What could be the cause of painless mildly swollen right tonsil? No pain, but irritating swollen feeling. No viral infections lately. 20yrs old.
Tonsil: You may have a big tonsil. May be normal. Show to your Dr. ...Read more
Swollen gland by my left neck dr said he thinks it's virus related no throat infecton what can it be feel achy no other symtoms?
I have had a viral infection for 3-4 days, is it normal for swollen lymph nodes to appear on BOTH sides of the neck?
17,viral infection 3 weeks ago, swollen nodes on both sides of neck, been poking them a lot for 3 weeks, will they go back to normal size? & normal?
After a viral infection, I always get a rash in the same locations on my body. Upper abs, neck, groin. It is not very itchy, very red, goes away.
A curiosity...: ...but it sounds like your particular skin eruption is transient and can be relied upon to self-resolve. Suggest you take a picture next time and show your family doctor for piece of mind. Situational rashes as described can be seen in many settings and with variable clinical significance. ...Read more
My six years old had a swollen neck lymph nodes since September. Doc said he had a viral infection. It's smaller now but it's still palpable. He did a CBC and it came back normal. Is this okay? His doctor said if it's not gone by the end of the month, we
Lymph nodes: Your doctor is correct in telling you that the nodes are due to a viral infection. Sometimes the nodes regress slowly and may take 6 months or loner to fisappear. Occasionly applying warm compresses to your child's neck msy hasten the process of shrinking the nodes. This is abenign condition and there is no need to panic ...Read more
I've had a viral infection for a few weeks now with vertigo, lightheadness, ect. I keep get hot flashes and pulsing behind my ears and my neck? Why?
My sons neck is swollen bad below his right ear what should I do? I took him to the hospital and they said he has a viral infection but now his neck is like this, i need a second opinion. Its swollen and in one spot its really red
Hard : Hard to tell with limited history and inability to examine him, however, if he has been on oral antibiotics, and the swelling and redness are increasing after 24-48 hours of treatment, particularly if associated with increasing pain, he very well may need IV antibiotics. He should be re-evaluated by his physician for any progression of symptoms. He may be developing a cellulitis. ...Read more
Cut myself with kitchen knife >10 years since tetanus shot. A week later neck is stiff as are arms and legs should I be concerned? Went to pcp he says its a viral infection does this sound correct?
My 3 yrs old son has a rash around his mouth mainly, on the cheeks, forehead, behind the ears and the neck. No fever, no recent viral infection.
Parvovirus B19: You may be describing erythema infectiosum caused by infection with parvovirus b19. He will probably develop a lacy rash on arms or trunk within a few days. It is also called slapped face fever. The overwhelming majority of these infections are benign and self-limited and require no treatment. ...Read more
Red itchy and weeping rash on arms tummy back and neck following a viral infection and strep throat in january?
Swollen glands, white back of throat, aching body. Doctors said viral infection. I've now got headache & shift neck should I go back?
No: We see people with thyroid problems who don't have enlargement. Some are even born without their thyroid gland. ...Read more
No: No, thyroid dyfunction can occur with an enlarged thyroid but can also be seen in persons whose thyroid has not changed size and appears to be of a normal volume. If you suspect thyroid disease, then see your pcp and/or an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Goiter: An enlarged thyroid gland is called a goiter. Symptoms can be related to overactive thyroid function or underactive. Overactive symptoms include shakiness, palpitations, diarrhea, sweats, nervousness. Underactive symptoms include fatigue, weight gain, constipation, coarse hair and skin. If your gland is enlarged you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Could be OK: Depends on how swollen and the cause. It could be from thyroiditis. It could be upper limits of normal. Did your doctor test your thyroid function? ...Read more
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more
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