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Doctor insights on: Why Are The Glands In My Neck Swollen And Sore

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White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?

White spots on side of throat, glands in neck swollen and sore, throat not really sore. If I make myself cough I can tell there is some mucus.?

Dr. can check throat: Throat discomfort can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Food allergy reaction on Thurs. Sore throat, lip swells, incr. Congestion. On Sat, felt like gland in neck swollen, drainage continued. Still, allergy?

Food allergy reaction on Thurs. Sore throat, lip swells, incr. Congestion. On Sat, felt like gland in neck swollen, drainage continued. Still, allergy?

No: Possibly infection, please visit your doctor, first to check whether you have an upper respiratory infection, and to tell him about the food allergy you had, you want to something like Epipen (epinephrine) handy, and to know which foods to avoid, you might need as well evaluation by an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Have it evaluated: A swollen gland or lymph node should be evaluated by your doctor. You need to check if there are other lymph nodes that are swollen. It may just be an infection, but you want to make certain that it is not a manifestation of something more serious like lymphoma. These are cancers that localize in the lymph nodes. Many types are very treatable when caught early. ...Read more

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I'm having severe upper respitory congestion and this morning I woke up with a lymph gland on my neck swollen to the size of a golf ball what do I take?

I'm having severe upper respitory congestion and this morning I woke up with a lymph gland on my neck swollen to the size of a golf ball what do I take?

Antibiotics: You need to be seen by a doctor and potentially treated with antibiotics before the swelling causes worse issues... Like an abscess. ...Read more

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Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil as well. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?

Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil as well. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?

Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more

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Been sick now knot in neck! Swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Been sick now knot in neck! Swollen neck gland? Runny nose cough cold

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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Left lymph node in neck swollen & marble size, and only left side of throat really sore. Some sort of infection?

Left lymph node in neck swollen & marble size, and only left side of throat really sore. Some sort of infection?

Most likely: Most likely lymphadenitis which is an infection of a swollen lymph node. Could also be an infected cyst as well as a few other things. ...Read more

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Left side neck swollen gland my head hurts by my ear to my tempo only when I turn and look right my doctor gave me antibiatics is this an infection?

Left side neck swollen gland my head hurts by my ear to my tempo only when I turn and look right my doctor gave me antibiatics is this an infection?

Swollen gland: Likely what you are describing is something called lymphadenopathy, which is swelling and inflammation of lymph nodes. This can lead to pain and can be aggravated by movement, depending on the location of the swollen lymph node. Generally speaking, most lymphadenopathy is caused by infectious processes. This could be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, the antibiotics can help. Try advil (ibuprofen) too. ...Read more

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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like : Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...Read more

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I've been 3 days with sore throat and fever-until now. I have the neck swollen and I can hardly swallow and I can not eat most. What should I do?

I've been 3 days with sore throat and fever-until now. I have the neck swollen and I can hardly swallow and I can not eat most. What should I do?

See Your doctor: See your doctor. You could have strep throat, which is untreated, may cause permanent damage to heart or kidneys. Mono is possible also, besides a viral infection that is standard. ...Read more

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Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?

Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I performed oral sex on a female unprotected 5 days ago. Yesterday, I felt my lymph nodes in my neck swollen, with a slight sore throat. I get chills/sweats, but my temperature is fine. I'm worried I have acute HIV.

I performed oral sex on a female unprotected 5 days ago.  Yesterday, I felt my lymph nodes in my neck swollen, with a slight sore throat.  I get chills/sweats, but my temperature is fine. I'm worried I have acute HIV.

Probably not: It would be rare for HIV to cause symptoms so quickly after transmission, and symptoms are more likely related to a cold or respiratory virus. However, it would be a good idea to be tested for studs regularly if having unprotected sex ...Read more

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Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?

Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more

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Head pain and tender when touched. Temple hurt and neck swollen too. What could it be?

Head pain and tender when touched. Temple hurt and neck swollen too. What could it be?

Head pain: Where exactly is the pain? Do you feel lumps in throat or swollen lymph nodes? What meds are you on? Any cold or heat intolerance, fevers, weight loss or gain for no reason? Please let me know to help get you answer faster. ...Read more

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Am very congested 3 weeks post-flu. Have 5 nodes on each side of neck swollen (small marble size). Is this normal? Some are tender.

Am very congested 3 weeks post-flu. Have 5 nodes on each side of neck swollen (small marble size). Is this normal? Some are tender.

"Normal" is relative: In cases like this. It's "normal" for lymph nodes to be tender & swollen when they're trying to keep a localized infection from entering the blood stream. However, the underlying cause probably isn't "normal". Neither is it "normal" to have persistent symptoms 3 weeks after having the flu. Please seek medical attention. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Treated for tonsillitis but whole throat/tonsils swollen & red. Glands in neck swollen too after 20 days. Should it get worse to get better?

Treated for tonsillitis but whole throat/tonsils swollen & red. Glands in neck swollen too after 20 days. Should it get worse to get better?

Culture: If the tonsils are red and swollen for 20 days and an antibiotic has been unsuccessful I would strongly recommend a culture of the throat to rule out a viral infection or a specific bacterial infection. Finally, infectious mono needs to be ruled out. No it should not get worse before it gets better. You need a specific diagnosis. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. Blockage in ear on same side.

Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. Blockage in ear on same side.

See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated. ...Read more

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I have a large cold sore, swollen glands in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?

Your dentist: This could all be related to the "cold sore" but with what you are saying about the tooth pain. You could have multiple problems as in a cold sore affecting your swollen glands but it could be an abcessed tooth which is producing bacterial infection and possibly that is causing the glands to swell. Bottom line see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

I have a swollen and sore gland (lymph node maybe?) on the far right side of my neck. I also just quit smoking after 1 yr of it-- could it be related?

Not likely: Cancers related to smoking usually require more tobacco than you have years. In addition, young people often have lymph nodes that swell when exposed to novel viruses or immune challenges. Problems with teeth or ears can also cause swelling. This node should definitely get smaller over the next week or so. If not see your doc for a thorough exam and history. ...Read more