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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

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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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 to do? Temp, swollen glands, sore throat, malaise 3 days, temp no 103 taking aspirin, tolerates fluids well,

What to do? Temp, swollen glands, sore throat, malaise 3 days, temp no 103 taking aspirin,  tolerates fluids well,

Probably Viral infec: Sore throat is frequently caused by a virus(viral upper respiratory infection). You can take Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief of symptoms but it has to be repeated every 6 to every 8 hours in order to control the fever. Fever should settle down in 3-5 days. If the fever persists you should see your family doctor as you may require antibiotics if you have strept throat infection. ...Read more

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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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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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What can I do to treat swollen glands in my throat?

What can I do to treat swollen glands in my throat?

Strep test/ cultures: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What can I do to address swollen glands and lymph nodes in throat?

What can I do to address swollen glands and lymph nodes in throat?

Depends: They may be enlarged for a variety of reasons. I would strongly suggest that you see your physician to have him evaluate you. Any treatment for these swollen glands and nodes starts with your physician. ...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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What should I do if I have swollen glands and a big bump on my chin! what is this?

What should I do if I have swollen glands and a big bump on my chin! what is this?

Show it to your doct: You need a medical examination done by your doctor. Any lump that is over half an inch should be examined by your doctor and further tested if it is growing in size. ...Read more

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What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

What can I do about swollen lymph glands?

Biopsy: The only way to definitely know why lymph glands are swollen is biopsy. However, most of the time they are benign. Benign glands are generally small, painless, soft, and located in several areas. They also tend not to get larger, and sometimes wax and wane in size over time. A growing lymph node, or one which is painful or very hard to touch should be looked into. ...Read more

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Dr. John Comisi
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Enlarged Or Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands usually refers to enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes may become enlarged during an infection as the nodes fill with white blood cells. ...Read more