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What could swollen lymph nodes and sore throat be a sign of?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Check for strep

One key thing not to miss for a new sore throat with lymph node swelling is strep throat.
It can present without fever or white patches, especially in adults. It will go away without treatment, but then you may develop rheumatic heart disease or other complications if it is not treated within 10 days from the start of symptoms. So get a rapid strep test (70-90% acc.) and/or culture (100% accurate

In brief: Check for strep

One key thing not to miss for a new sore throat with lymph node swelling is strep throat.
It can present without fever or white patches, especially in adults. It will go away without treatment, but then you may develop rheumatic heart disease or other complications if it is not treated within 10 days from the start of symptoms. So get a rapid strep test (70-90% acc.) and/or culture (100% accurate
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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Dr. Howard Feinberg
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Lymph nodes help to remove toxins in your body.
They will enlarge with infection, toxin exposure, cancer, some autoimmune diseases. There are also other, less common, causes. The most likely cause of your combined symptoms is a throat infection or allergy causing sinus drainage

In brief: Infection

Lymph nodes help to remove toxins in your body.
They will enlarge with infection, toxin exposure, cancer, some autoimmune diseases. There are also other, less common, causes. The most likely cause of your combined symptoms is a throat infection or allergy causing sinus drainage
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Dr. Howard Feinberg
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