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What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: You are sick
Sorry to be blunt, it sounds like you have a bad viral infection, flu or cold.
It is also possible you could have tonsillitis or pharyngitis leading to swelling of your lymph nodes.

In brief: You are sick
Sorry to be blunt, it sounds like you have a bad viral infection, flu or cold.
It is also possible you could have tonsillitis or pharyngitis leading to swelling of your lymph nodes.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
In brief: Upper respiratory
This may be a banal viral upper respiratory infection.
Usually it starts subsiding within 2-3 days. If it persists, especially fever, you want to see a doctor. If you have any risk factors for a more serious disease (unusual sex practices, use of i/v drugs etc.) you may want to have these symptoms checked out by a physician promptly.

In brief: Upper respiratory
This may be a banal viral upper respiratory infection.
Usually it starts subsiding within 2-3 days. If it persists, especially fever, you want to see a doctor. If you have any risk factors for a more serious disease (unusual sex practices, use of i/v drugs etc.) you may want to have these symptoms checked out by a physician promptly.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
In brief: Many possibilities
You cold have a simple viral infection.
You could have a sifnificant bacterial infection, you could have a rare fungal infection. Generally the lymph nodes in the neck will swell with viral and bacterial infections. You describe a classic viral infection. Strep throat is not usually associated with runny nose. If there is fever, difficulty swallowing or you believe you are too ill, see pcp.

In brief: Many possibilities
You cold have a simple viral infection.
You could have a sifnificant bacterial infection, you could have a rare fungal infection. Generally the lymph nodes in the neck will swell with viral and bacterial infections. You describe a classic viral infection. Strep throat is not usually associated with runny nose. If there is fever, difficulty swallowing or you believe you are too ill, see pcp.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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