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

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Viral infection?

Enlarged neck glands, runny nose, and cough suggest that you are suffering from a virus infection.
Commonly caused by adenovirus infection; it could also be associated mono virus. Allergy is less likely because it is usually not associated with lymph gland swelling. It usually runs its course. People can get improvements in symptoms by use of antihistamines etc..

In brief: Viral infection?

Enlarged neck glands, runny nose, and cough suggest that you are suffering from a virus infection.
Commonly caused by adenovirus infection; it could also be associated mono virus. Allergy is less likely because it is usually not associated with lymph gland swelling. It usually runs its course. People can get improvements in symptoms by use of antihistamines etc..
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