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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more


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What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

Doctor's visit: Depends on a number of things: what the swollen glands feel like what the throat looks like fever? Elevated wbc? Any other medical history? How long it has been going on. Any other findings on exam. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same ? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks ?

Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same ? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks ?

Go see ENT doctor: Sore throat is commonly caused by infections(glands can enlarge although they are actually located in the neck). Any sore throat that persists beyond 2-3 weeks requires full evaluation from ENT doctor to make sure there is no serious infection like Strept throat. ...Read more

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My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

Need to see a doctor: It looks like your daughter is getting an acute pharyngitis. She is needed to be seen by a physician to be evaluated if she has bacteria infection. In the mean time, try to control her fever with alternating paracetamol and Ibuprofen so it won't be so high that she may have seizure due to high temperature. She needs to drink plenty of fluid too so she is not dehydrated. ...Read more

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2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

2 weeks after I had unprotected sex I developed a sore throat and swollen glands. A few days later knots on both sides of my neck occurred. HIV?

HIV: Since you have not disclosed your age, a response is not possible. Please discuss with your parents or your physician. ...Read more

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My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. how long has it been since she contracted the virus. she doesnt seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. how long has it been since she contracted the virus.  she doesnt seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

Mono testing: Given that she has other symptoms, it is likely that the disease contact was within the past week to 10 days. The mono test is based on development of IgM antibodies, which are the first ones to appear, and develop within about a week. Depending on the test, there can be other considerations, but her case sounds consistent with the common scenario. ...Read more

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How does it feel when you have swollen glands in your throat ? Does it feel like you can't really swallow and almost like you have a sore throat ?

How does it feel when you have swollen glands in your throat ? Does it feel like you can't really swallow and almost like you have a sore throat ?

Yes: There are glands, adenoids, tonsils and any can be inflamed and enlarge and be part of sore throat symptoms -pharyngitis and fell obstructive. Some folks require surgery if recurrent or suspicious for tumor ...Read more

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What does it mean if you had a sore throat for 3 weeks ? Or swollen glands . I don't think I have a cold I don't have a fever . What could be wrong ?

What does it mean if you had a sore throat for 3 weeks ? Or swollen glands . I don't think I have a cold I don't have a fever . What could be wrong ?

Nothing or something: Most commonly such symptoms merely mean a slow to improve throat infection. But swollen glands may be a sign of Hodgkin's disease or other cancer. If symptom persists, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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No, I am a non smoker. The cough has been copounded by sore throat, swollen glands, headace and nausia..?

No, I am a non smoker.  The cough has been copounded by sore throat, swollen glands, headace and nausia..?

Viral infection: The symptoms are classical for a flu-like syndrome that is involving both the upper respiratory tract (sore throat, swollen glands) and lower respiratory tract (cough). As a rule, symptoms that get worse after 5 days can be treated by an empirical antibiotic and symptoms that linger after 10 days should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more