Could my tragus piercing be the cause of my sore throat and swollen gland?

Piercing. The tragus is part of the ear. A piercing can certainly introduce bacteria into your tissues and they can spread to lymph nodes, but the lymph nodes that are likely to be affected would be just in front of the ear. It would not be very likely for you to have a sore throat as a result of such a piercing.

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How to get rid of sore throat and swollen gland?

Otc meds or swab. Acetaminophem or antiinflamatories might help, as well as gargles with salted warm water, to help you fall asleep use a topica product like chlorasptic spray. The typical sore throat of a cold shoul go away in 2 or 3 days. However if you feel very ill, heve fever, and exudates in your tonsills strep throat needs to be ruled out and if that is the case, you need antibiotics. Read more...
Antiinflammatories. The swollen gland is a reactive inflammatory response of the infection attacking the tonsills. Either a virus or a bacterial infection, for sure, there is inflammation. For which i recommend antiinflammatories (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc), just make sure you don't have any contraindications to its use. Read more...
Support immune syste. Try salt water gargles twice daily, increase fluids to the amount of ounces = to half your weight in pounds, make sure you are getting adequate sleep to restore your immune system (7.5-8 hours/night). You can also add vitamin c and zinc to your regimen to support immune system. Most often the cause is viral and unless symptoms persist, i would not recommend antibiotics. Read more...

Can you suggest some home remedies for sore throat and swollen gland?

Tips. 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. Read more...

My son had soreness on one side of his tongue, which followed a swollen roof of mouth. Now has off and on sore throat and swollen gland on one side.

Innfection. Your son may be experiencing some kind of infection, could be a number of things, a wisdom tooth, an infected nerve, an abscess, a tumor, a medical condition.... You need too take him to the dentist for proper evaluation, x-rays and appropriate treatment. Take care. Read more...
Evaluation needed. It would be prudent for your son to see a physician to determine the cause of these symptoms and then appropriate treatment if necessary. It could be a viral or bacterial infection or something else. Only a personal clinical examination can accurately determine the cause of these symptoms. Read more...
Infection. He has some sort of infection , either viral of bacteria. In either case he should be seen by a physician. Read more...

What's the best way to treat a sore throat and swollen glands?

Doctor's visit. Depends on a number of things: what the swollen glands feel like what the throat looks like fever? Elevated wbc? Any other medical history? How long it has been going on. Any other findings on exam. Read more...

Is there a difference in having a sore throat and swollen glands inside your mouth or its the same? Because my throat been sore on & off for weeks?

Go see ENT doctor. Sore throat is commonly caused by infections(glands can enlarge although they are actually located in the neck). Any sore throat that persists beyond 2-3 weeks requires full evaluation from ENT doctor to make sure there is no serious infection like Strept throat. Read more...

My daughter has woken with swollen lips and and a puffy face. She has had a sore throat and swollen glands with a temperature of 38.5 even after parac?

Time for the MD. Edema is significant- and swelling in the throat area can cause some difficult with breathing- you may want to rule out allergy as well. Read more...
Need to see a doctor. It looks like your daughter is getting an acute pharyngitis. She is needed to be seen by a physician to be evaluated if she has bacteria infection. In the mean time, try to control her fever with alternating paracetamol and Ibuprofen so it won't be so high that she may have seizure due to high temperature. She needs to drink plenty of fluid too so she is not dehydrated. Read more...

My daughter tested positive for mono yesterday. How long has it been since she contracted the virus. She doesnt seem to b overly tired but had the sore throat and swollen glands.

Mono. The time between contact and symptoms is 4-8 weeks. I hope this helps and that she feels better soon. All the best. Read more...
Mono testing. Given that she has other symptoms, it is likely that the disease contact was within the past week to 10 days. The mono test is based on development of IgM antibodies, which are the first ones to appear, and develop within about a week. Depending on the test, there can be other considerations, but her case sounds consistent with the common scenario. Read more...