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Doctor insights on: What Causes Swollen Glands On The Insides Of Your Cheeks Feels Like Skin Flaps And Have Been There For Two Years

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What causes swollen glands on the insides of your cheeks? Feels like skin flaps and have been there for two years

What causes swollen glands on the insides of your cheeks? Feels like skin flaps and have been there for two years

Check fillings: Looks like your lymphatics are inflamed could be due to dental fillings do u have any - I use heavy metal detox to clear these and lymphatic cleanse a nearby qra practitioner will help. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

Bug bites? Shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more

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Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Sore bumps on head, swollen glands in neck, throat feels enlarged? Been doing this for over a year now.

Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Help, Night sweats 2/3 Times à week Stiff sore neck daily 1 year Sore hands and feet Swollen glands/slow drainage in head fatigue and mental fog?

Night sweats: You should be evaluated by your doctor or hematologist with a complete blood test as well as a chest xray to determine the cause of your night sweats ...Read more

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3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?

Infected lymph nodes: Could be infected lymph nodes from a scalp infection. Could be a sebaceous cyst that is inflammed--tho with 3 of them it is unlikely. If they remain painful see a dr--may need an antibiotic ...Read more

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My body feels week my feet are. Cold and sometimes they tingle my head hurts I have swollen glands can't really swollow sweatinf a lot what do I do?

My body feels week my feet are. Cold and sometimes they tingle my head hurts I have swollen glands can't really swollow sweatinf a lot what do I do?

See your physician: The best and most important thing to do is to see your physician. There are many things which can cause your symptoms but as a hematologist I would want to make sure you do not have something like a lymphoma (given your age possibly hodgkins lymphoma). Your physician can do a physical examination, take an appropriate history and order relevant tests and referrals to determine what is happening. ...Read more

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Swollen glands bottom of head hard not that painful but a bit uncomfortable at night. I also think I have some on the jaw area not visible.

Swollen glands bottom of head hard not that painful but a bit uncomfortable at night. I also think I have some on the jaw area not visible.

Swollen glands: You can take antiinflammatories for the pain and swelling, but get examined to evaluate these swollen glands and any potential source on why they are swollen. ...Read more

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Toppled in chair, fell from a height of about 4 feet and hit his head on floor. 36 hrs later, has a fever, is very tired, and has swollen glands.

Toppled in chair, fell from a height of about 4 feet and hit his head on floor. 36 hrs later, has a fever, is very tired, and has swollen glands.

Not related?: The fever and swollen glands are most likely not related to the head injury but I would have the little guy checked to be sure. When he fell was he knocked out or dazed? Or did he scream immediately? Usually if they cry right away that is a good sign. Either way, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have red spots across my upper body and swollen glands at the base of my head, feeling very tired. Not sure what I can do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I think I have a Dysplastic Nevi in my head but I also have swollen glands (painless) on back of head can it be related if it is its dangerous?

See your doctor: IT can be related but more than likely its not. It not always the size of the lymph node but its more the quality. IS it hard to touch, is it mobile, is it growing?
Go see dermatologist and you'll have more definitive answer ...Read more

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My daughter has reddish yellow puss blisters on her head and very swollen glands along her hair line. They itch. I've used head and shoulders shampoo.

Needs a visit: This is either a significant infection by bacteria or could also be scalp fungus with added bacteria. It will improve with washing but is likely to need prescription meds for a core. ...Read more

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If you have an ear infection, can you have swollen glands on the back of the head?

If you have an ear infection, can you have swollen glands on the back of the head?

Yes: Lymph glands in the posterior triangle of the neck, usually behind the ear drain infections usually from the external ear or ear canal. They are usually firm, not larger then 0.5-1.0 cm and can be tender. ...Read more

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I have severe neck pain and the back of my head is also in pain more on the right side than the left. Swollen glands constant feeling of pressure?

I have severe neck pain and the back of my head is also in pain more on the right side than the left. Swollen glands constant feeling of pressure?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like your neck muscles that extend up into your scalp are irritated. This may have been triggered when the lymph nodes rapidly enlarged. Why is another question - they respond to perceived threats to your body like infection. Moist heat, mild stretching and some ibuprofen might help. Massages good too. If continues or worsens see your MD.
http://www. Webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/neck-shoulder ...Read more

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Had head tilted back, breathed in deeply through nose- very uncomfortable pain in mid-right throat. Swollen glands. Cold breath in throat. Opinions?

Had head tilted back, breathed in deeply through nose- very uncomfortable pain in mid-right throat. Swollen glands. Cold breath in throat. Opinions?

Sore throats: It seems you have a sore throat, most likely caused by a virus. If a sore throat lasts more than 3-4 days you should see a Dr. For now, rest, drink fluids, and gargle with warm salt water. ...Read more

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Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Either way, you're very ill, so please call your doc! ...Read more

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Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus. Infection?

Swollen glands on left side of neck congestion in nose and head tooth abcess on left side swollen tonsills? Listings angina or sinus. Infection?

You need help: Dental abscess will not repair itself. Call your dentist before infection gets worse. Sinus infection, nasal congestion, etc, is a medical, not a dental, issue. Make appointment w your physician. Swollen glands may be due to either or both. You need help...Please make the necessary appointments. ...Read more

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It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

It started with swollen glands, fatigue, oral thrush, .  had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation. ?

Complicated: Your symptoms suggest a viral cause. The fatigue, gland swelling and rapid thyroid enlargement indicate a systemic (total body process). By the fact you have had a ct scan I assume you have seen a doctor. Hopefully bloodwork was done and the information will be helpful. Your most important issue right now is your airway, if you are having trouble breathing you need to go to the hospital er asap. ...Read more

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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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I had surgery 10 days ago. I had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. Its a large section of heel. Could this cause swollen glands in neck?

I had surgery 10 days ago. I had skin graft from hip and it was placed on foot. Its a large section of heel. Could this cause swollen glands in neck?

No: A skin graft to heel taken from hip places the surgery below the umbilical area where nodes to groin in rare instances may show enlargement. I suspect this is a free split thickness graft that requires immobilization of leg and foot to keep graft in place until healing occurrs. Glands in neck as a response to surgery would only be associated with surgery of the H&N. ...Read more

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What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

What would cause one of my neck vein/arteries to always stick out of the skin? Male 20 yrs old sore throat/ mucus lately with swollen glands in neck.

Neck Veins: If the vein sticking out is long term, that's your normal
Occ neck veins get inflamed due to head and neck infections, but you would then be very sick ...Read more

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Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Probably: Oral herpes simplex is the most common virus to inhabit the mucosal region of the oral cavity. It most frequently lies dormant submucosally until a viral infection reduces the host immune local response and allows the virus to flare up. It appears in the form of a cold sore with possible swollen glands and a small pimple like lesion that eventually ulcerates. Then becomes dormant. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more