How To Treat Swollen Glands In Jaw And Neck?


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Aidan McCartney Profile
Aidan McCartney answered
There isn't really a specific type of treatment that can be used to treat swollen lymph nodes in the neck and jaw. However, there are treatments that can be used to treat the underlying condition that is causing your lymph nodes to swell up, although this type of treatment does depend on the initial cause.

There are many causes that could swell the lymph nodes although they usually swell up due to some sort of infection, inflammation or cancer.

There are a number of viruses that could cause your lymph nodes to swell such as infectious mononucleosis (commonly known as mono), chickenpox, the measles, HIV, herpes, the common cold, the adenovirus and also many others.

There are also quite a few bacteria that can cause swollen lymph nodes such as streptococcus, staphylococcus, cat scratch disease, syphilis, tuberculosis, Chlamydia and also a number of other sexually transmitted diseases.

Two parasites that can cause swollen lymph nodes are toxoplasmosis and leishmaniasis along with two fungal infections: Coccidiomycosis and histoplasmosis.

Inflammation diseases that can cause swollen lymph nodes are rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. If you are sensitive to certain medicines then that could also result in swollen glands.

You should consider seeing a Doctor when your swollen lymph nodes become associated with a fever, night sweats, or sudden weight loss and if you do not have a particular infection then you should go to your Doctor for an evaluation or examination. You should also see your Doctor if you have received treatment for an infection but if your swollen lymph nodes are still present. If you have cancer or were treated for any type of cancer in the past then you should also go to your Doctor if your swollen lymph nodes are persisting. If you also notice your lymph nodes are swollen and haven't been for a while then you should pay a visit to your Doctor.
Tiffany Profile
Tiffany answered
Ask a doctor. You should have these checked out. My dad has this problem last summer, he had cancer, so take care of yourself and see a dr. For some help.
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
You first have to find the cause for the swelling.  The swelling is not the problem, the CAUSE if the problem.
Dee Profile
Dee answered
Gargling with salt water helps to kill any bacteiria and iv know sucking on ice helps mine.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm really looking for an answer, as my throat has been sore with swollen glands and 1 swollen tonsil for 10 days. It's painful to cough or swallow. I've had phlegm and an itch in my throat.
Either it's a particularly nasty "bug" or my immune system was low enough to catch it.  I want to avoid antibiotics.
Today I've got more energy and decided to be really healthy with a partial detox and have had 3 blender meals as follows.
1. Pineapple juice, 2 satsumas, 2 bananas, some grapes.
2. Beetroot juice, 1 apple, 1 kiwi, 1 tomato
3. Carrot juice, lettuce, 1 tomato, a few grapes
For evening meal, beans on toast with peanut butter & marmite; porridge & chocolate soya desert.
The pineapple juice is from a carton, and the beetroot and carrot juice from bottles.  There is enough left for another 2 days of the same diet.

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