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What can you do for swollen glands? Also have a cold...

What can you do for swollen glands? Also have a cold...

Lymph nodes: The swollen "glands" under your jaw or upper neck, that occur during a cold, are lymph nodes full of lymphocytes reacting to fight the cold virus. They produce cytokines that cause pain and fever: Your bodies way of telling you to take it easy. They will subside on their own after the virus is cleared. Aspirin, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may ease the pain of tender lymph nodes or sore throat. ...Read more

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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 can you do for a scratchy throat, swollen glands runny nose and ache feeling?

What can you do for a scratchy throat, swollen glands runny nose and ache feeling?

Depends on how long: You can improve pains, aches and discomfort by taking Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) or similar pain medication. If you are stilling feeling poorly after a day or two, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

What to do for swollen glands in neck under jaw?

Lymphadenopathy: Those are jugulodigastric nodes. They can be swollen for several reasons including pharyngitis or sinusitis. Aggressive oral cleaning or scaling can cause this as well. ...Read more

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How do you develope swollen glands?

How do you develope swollen glands?

Lymphadenopathy: Enlargement of the lymph nodes is recognized as a common sign of infectious, autoimmune, or malignant disease. Most commonly, in healthy individuals, the glands (lymph nodes) will enlarge as they work to fight off infections, be they viral and or bacterial...For example a child with a sore throat may develop associated swollen glands. If they stay enlarged, then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for swollen glands?

What can I do at home for swollen glands?

Lymph nodes: Which glands (lymph nodes) are you referring to? If you have swollen lymph nodes in the neck and a recent upper respiratory infection, that may be normal. If you have lymph nodes in other areas like the arm pit or groin or the ones in the neck that don't go away, you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from swollen glands?

How can I relieve pain from swollen glands?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen glands without sickness?

What could cause swollen glands without sickness?

Asymptomatic LN: I assume you mean swollen lymph nodes without any symptoms. This can be from a variety of different things. Infection generally causes symptoms however granulomas or cancer may not initially cause symptoms. Any asymptomatic swelling should be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether further testing should be done. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands all the time. What can I do?

See a doctor: Chronic swollen lymph nodes are fiund in so many illnesses that it is impossible to itemize here. It would be sensible to have a skilled physician examine you. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen glands with white dots?

Culture spots: Swollen glands showing white spots does not suggest lymph glands situated along venous chains such as groin, axilla and neck. It probably is the lymphoid tissue in the oropharynx where presence of white spots reflects presence of sites of infection in glands such as tonsil. Cultures should be taken and if cervical nodes then noted, bx should be added ...Read more

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I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

I would like guide to what to do about swollen glands?

Visit your DR: There are to many possible causes, unless you have any other symptoms it would be hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I have swollen glands?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen glands?

Swollen glands: Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually refer to true glands). ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the discomfort of swollen glands?

Shouldn't hurt: Swollen glands will usually not hurt unless they are swollen because of infection. Please see a health care provider to find out why they are swollen. ...Read more

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I have swollen glands, for a few months there's. No pain. ?

Node vs Saliva gland: Depending on location, swelling in the head and neck area may be one of more lymph nodes or one or more salivary glands. Painless swelling without recent infection or trauma in the area needs to be evaluated. I recommend a visit to your primary provider or an ent/ otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very painful swollen glands, please help?

Many causes...: More information will be needed to reach an accurate diagnosis. If you've had a recent infection in the same region, these may be enlarged lymph node & related. What is the tempo of the swelling & pain? Where are they located? Are they tender? Soft or firm? You should see your physician if they are not getting better for a full history and exam, and perhaps lab tests. ...Read more

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I have had painful swollen glands on and off for about 6 months to a year now and usually my right one is always larger..What exactly should I do?

?See a doctor: Lymph nodes commonly go up and down in size in response to infections of all kinds, and may remain enlarged to some degree after an infection. However, the nodes should not be larger than 1 cm or so in size, should not be hard, should not remain tender for extended periods, and should not enlarge progressively. If any of this raises a concern, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are swollen glands normal with fms?

No: Swollen glands are not typical for fms. Swollen lymph glands can be seen with a variety of conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, which has some overlapping symptoms with fms. If you have swollen glands get evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Tender Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Lymph nodes are small structures that filter lymphatic fluid & contain white blood cells. They are part of our immune system & help to fight infections. When inflamed they can feel ...Read more