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Help please? I've got a large lump on the side of my neck & sore throat!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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In brief: Get Med Eval.

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.

In brief: Get Med Eval.

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.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate. You could have a viral infection (to include mono) or strep throat.
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