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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'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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Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word i can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word i can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same  feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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My Dr still don't know why I have fever and I really don't want to go back to him need to see someone that can help me and swollen glands fever 100.3?

My Dr still don't know why I have fever and I really don't want to go back to him need to see someone that can help me and swollen glands fever 100.3?

One doc or the other: You have two choices: be re-evaluated by the same doctor, or see a different doctor. We are not in a position to advise you as to which is a better approach. ...Read more

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How do you reduce swollen glands? I took tylanol but it doesn't seem to work?

How do you reduce swollen glands? I took tylanol but it doesn't seem to work?

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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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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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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