swollen glands...

UGH!!! this dog is SICK. I have swollen glands in my neck and they hurt like a biatch. I read online that swollen glands generally mean infection. Does any of the resident drs on this board know if something like this needs to be treated (infection) or will it go away on it's own? i believe i know the answer
I've had the exact same thing all weekend. Swollen glands, my ears feel 'full' and under lots of pressure and my throat feels tight and kind of aches (not scratchy hurt, if that makes sense)

No fever though... so I don't know what to make of it.

I heard it means infection too, but mostly that your body's trying to fight it off. So maybe as long as you're fever free, it's still fighting it off and nothing too much to worry about?
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Swollen glands for me means one of three things - strep throat, mono or overtired. With overtired, one really good night's sleep - sleeping in as long as my body will let me cures its. Had mono twice and strep throat countless times - much different cures for those.

So I'd go with overtired and get yourself to bed and have hubby takeover anything that needs to be done till you wake up on your own.

Hope you're feeling better.
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Swollen glands for me means one of three things - strep throat, mono or overtired. With overtired, one really good night's sleep - sleeping in as long as my body will let me cures its. Had mono twice and strep throat countless times - much different cures for those.

So I'd go with overtired and get yourself to bed and have hubby takeover anything that needs to be done till you wake up on your own.

Hope you're feeling better.
Originally Posted by whatsercurl
Yeah, i don't think it's strep or mono...over tired, yes I'm more leaning on the side of sinus infection????
Sorry you're sick too mims. This is not fun. Off to take another vicodin or
that definitely falls under the category of
or will, in about 20 minutes after it kicks in
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that definitely falls under the category of
or will, in about 20 minutes after it kicks in
Originally Posted by MimsTX
LOL, yes it does. Except they make me itch like crazy and keep me up. But it's still better than laying in bed not being able to sleep from being so stuffed up etc. Ahhh, vocodin, take me away!
I'm there too. Swollen glands for me is a reup of mono, or a sinus infection.

Either way, it's the same. More vit A, D, C and lots and lots of iodoral (iodine).

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Ah wavy..sorry you're feeling sick (and Mims too!)

I hit Jamba Juice or Robek's when I'm not feeling well..I will get a smoothie with lots of boosts...nothing scientific but my colds always seem to clear up better when I do this. Usually do it for a couple days in the morning on my way to work
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Ah wavy..sorry you're feeling sick (and Mims too!)

I hit Jamba Juice or Robek's when I'm not feeling well..I will get a smoothie with lots of boosts...nothing scientific but my colds always seem to clear up better when I do this. Usually do it for a couple days in the morning on my way to work
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I'm sorry you all are sick
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Idk if this is weird but I really only get swollen glands when I get a cold sore. I only ever get cold sores from stress so I suppose the swollen glands are stress related as well.
I get swollen glands when I have any sort of cold. The worse it is, the worse the swelling. The swollen glands (or lymph nodes) are part of your immune system, so they're doing their job in fighting an infection. Your pain is probably because a quick reaction of your immune system. Hopefully, it'll be a fast one and you'll be better than new soon. A smoothy sounds really good about now. I'm sniffly and mildly swollen myself. <cough><sniff>
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Sorry you're not feeling well. I also get swollen glands when I get a cold or when I get a cold sore. I think a better sign of an infection is a fever. Hope you feel better soon.
thanks everyone.
I do have a cold sore, but I believe I get cold sores quite often (especially right before AF, although, I just had two weeks ago, AF that is) so anyways, I feel pretty bad today. Yesterday I was feeling better, but today I have a lot of the stinging sinus pain. I got some afrin, which really helped to open the sinus. Went to dr yesterday , I was taking my son anyways, so figured I would get check out too. It was just viral. But dr said if it got worse i might be getting a sinus infection. I just don't know what signs to looks for. Like i said my sinus are feeling worse today. But nt sure if it was the afrin that is kinda making them flare up. I'm a mess
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I have swollen glands right now too. My son had a bad cold last week that he gave to me. (That's what happens when he ALWAYS wants me to take a bite of his snacks after he has...he just shoves them in my mouth)

I thought I was going to be okay because I always get a canker sore a couple of days before I get sick and I didn't get one. I've got one nasty cold, with no warning.
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thanks everyone.
I do have a cold sore, but I believe I get cold sores quite often (especially right before AF, although, I just had two weeks ago, AF that is) so anyways, I feel pretty bad today. Yesterday I was feeling better, but today I have a lot of the stinging sinus pain. I got some afrin, which really helped to open the sinus. Went to dr yesterday , I was taking my son anyways, so figured I would get check out too. It was just viral. But dr said if it got worse i might be getting a sinus infection. I just don't know what signs to looks for. Like i said my sinus are feeling worse today. But nt sure if it was the afrin that is kinda making them flare up. I'm a mess
Tylenol sinus does zip, zero, zilch for me. i need the hardcore stuff that they don't make anymore.
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Mild fever and yellow and green mucus. Best suggestion if you do have sinus issues is FLONASE!! its awesome and beats the prednasone you will get if you get really stuffed up. For me Prednasone gives me a super manic high (i scrubbed my whole house in 2 hours) followed by depression (common SE of it) the flonase is the bomb! I feel a SI coming on a few squirts for a few days and i'm as good as gold.

You can also drink hot tea and sniff in the steam, it helps. Or Salene solution works okay.
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thanks everyone.
I do have a cold sore, but I believe I get cold sores quite often (especially right before AF, although, I just had two weeks ago, AF that is) so anyways, I feel pretty bad today. Yesterday I was feeling better, but today I have a lot of the stinging sinus pain. I got some afrin, which really helped to open the sinus. Went to dr yesterday , I was taking my son anyways, so figured I would get check out too. It was just viral. But dr said if it got worse i might be getting a sinus infection. I just don't know what signs to looks for. Like i said my sinus are feeling worse today. But nt sure if it was the afrin that is kinda making them flare up. I'm a mess
Tylenol sinus does zip, zero, zilch for me. i need the hardcore stuff that they don't make anymore.
Originally Posted by wavy wonder

Mild fever and yellow and green mucus. Best suggestion if you do have sinus issues is FLONASE!! its awesome and beats the prednasone you will get if you get really stuffed up. For me Prednasone gives me a super manic high (i scrubbed my whole house in 2 hours) followed by depression (common SE of it) the flonase is the bomb! I feel a SI coming on a few squirts for a few days and i'm as good as gold.

You can also drink hot tea and sniff in the steam, it helps. Or Salene solution works okay.
Originally Posted by E2e
i've had yellow/green shtuff all weekend.
If your mucus is yellow or green, this generally means bacteria are present. If you're not feeling better, I'd make an appointment with your doctor, and have him/her confirm a sinus/bacterial infection. Of course, antibiotics only help with bacterial infections, not viral/allergies. But every time my mucus is weird colors, I've got some kind of bacterial issue.
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Definately sounds like a sinus infection. I battle with swollen glands alot. I have had them on and off for a couple of weeks now and think I'm just fighting some kind of sinus thing off too. I have gunky stuff in the back of my throat that I make vile noises to get rid of. Sorry for the TMI!


Get to your doctor wavy! Hope you feel better soon!
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If you have discolored mucus then yes they're right you have a bacteria infection in your sinus that needs antibiotics.

Some things that can help with symptoms however. Sudafed Its the only medicine left that didn't change their medicine ingredients when the FDA was making changes because people abusing cold meds to make meth. Anyways Sudafed can only be gotten from your pharmacy and I think you can only get up to 4 boxes.

Mucinex will help dry out your sinus and the mucus and there is always good old Vic vapor rub.

Suck on some peppermint before you eat anything. It'll help with being able to taste your food. Also put drop a peppermint in your hot tea. It'll feel good going down. Drink lots of WARM liquids. It'll help prevent coughing if you are.

I hope you feel better soon!! Don't wait too long to get to a doc. Sinus infections have a nasty way of moving down into your chest.

Lots of rest for you! Or try to!

Feel better soon!
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Definately sounds like a sinus infection. I battle with swollen glands alot. I have had them on and off for a couple of weeks now and think I'm just fighting some kind of sinus thing off too. I have gunky stuff in the back of my throat that I make vile noises to get rid of. Sorry for the TMI!


Get to your doctor wavy! Hope you feel better soon!
Originally Posted by curlysue21
Talking about vile noises. Over the weekend I was scratching my tonsils and really the only way to do it is do make vile noises. anyways, apparently hubs has just fallen asleep on the couch after watching 'True blood', he woke up to my scratching of the throat and thought it was a vampire. Ha ha! that made m laugh so hard.

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