What other infections or diseases of any sort could include sore throat symptoms or swollen glands?

Sore throatis a condition that occurs when the pharynx becomes inflamed. The inflammation of the pharynx can spread to the nearby lymph glands as well, causing them to swell up. This is usually a chronic condition. While mostly the condition is caused by overuse of the pharynx or use of abrasive products like tobacco, 10% of the cases of swollen glands are a result of streptococci bacteria. Although sore throat is not a threatening condition, chronic sore throat and swollen glands should be inspected by a doctor since this can be an indication of a serious condition. Not only is this very painful, but it can be an indication of more threatening diseases like cancers of the lymphatic system.

Usually the causes of chronic sore throat and swollen glands are very mild and are easily treated. You can use home remedies to cure chronic sore throat and swollen glands. Since the causes of sore throat and swollen glands are usually only mild, the condition can be completely cured by simply using home remedies and proper home care.

Sore throat swollen glands headache is also often experienced by many. This is nothing to be concerned about as usually this is a side effect of the sore throat. You may also experience slight fever, chills, laryngitis, and hoarseness of the voice due to the sore throat. This too is nothing to worry about.

The best home remedy for chronic sore throat and swollen glands is honey and ginger. Simply take a small piece of ginger and grate it. Squeeze it to drain all the juice from it, and add the juice to a spoonful of honey. Consume this mixture of ginger juice and honey thrice a day. It will have an immediate soothing effect on the soreness, and when consumed regularly, it will help relieve the inflammation. Meanwhile, you can use a hot compress on your swollen gland. This can help relieve the inflammation of the glands. Gargling with warm water and salt can also help you relieve the chronic sore throat and swollen glands which may have been caused by the inflammation.

If you have a sore throat with white spots, this is a sign of a strep infection. A doctor can prescribe you antibiotics to relieve the soreness of throat as well as the white spots. For chronic sore throat and swollen glands, the doctor would usually have to take a sample of the sputum for testing and then prescribe an antibiotic accordingly.

answered by G R

There could be many reasons that cause swollen glands or sore throat. Medically, swollen glands are indicative of many serious and non serious conditions. The most usually reason however, is the pre-existence of certain medical conditions. Though home remedies can give you relief, but the best way to go about it is to consult a medical practitioner as soon as possible to rule out any serious medical conditions.

The Sjogren syndrome is one of the commonest causes of swollen salivary glands. In this condition the lymphocytes percolate the salivary glands therefore damaging them. When the glands get damaged, they start to shrink and produce a reduced amount of saliva. The saliva contains many enzymes which are necessary for the digestion of food. When these enzymes are missing, the digestion of the food is affected. Also the decrease in saliva causes unnatural dryness in the mouth. The food doesn't slide properly into the esophagus. The eating a swallowing of the foods gets really affected and the condition may also cause tooth decay. Small stones called salivary calculi begin to form in the ducts. If you haven't had mumps in your childhood, swelling in the salivary glands could also be indicative of that. The parotid glands in this condition swell to cause agonizing pain. Chewing and swallowing of food, especially those that are slightly acidic in nature becomes extremely excruciating. The salivary glands are very tender and the virus that causes mumps causes them to enlarge therefore cause pain and distress.

Stones in the salivary gland and inflammation due to bacterial infection are other causes of swollen salivary glands. There are not many home remedies that can cure these conditions and therefore it is necessary that you get yourself checked as soon as you experience discomfort in chewing or ingesting.

With medication however, there are many things you can do that can give you relief and comfort. Home remedies therefore have to be complementary to medical care. Making some slight changes in your lifestyle can help prevent such conditions. Make sure you drink at least eight to ten glasses of water everyday to keep yourself healthy. Also maintain good oral hygiene and it will pay you real well.

Take some warm water and add table or sea salt to it. Rinse your mouth with it everyday to get some relief. The swelling might not completely subside but it will definitely give you temporary relief from the pain. You can also try gargling with warm water with a pinch of turmeric in it. This hastens the healing process as turmeric is a well known natural antiseptic. The bactericidal properties of turmeric eliminate viruses and bacteria that might be residing in your mouth area. If your glands are especially tender, chew a soft sugar free gum and give yourself a hot compress on the affected area from the outside.

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answered by j s

The infections or diseases that could include sore throat symptoms or swollen glands are:

  1. A common cold can cause mild sore throat
  2. Amoebic Meningoencephalitis - an infection of the brain and the membranes covering the brain (meninges) caused by an amoeba (a microscopic one-celled organism) shows sore throat as a symptom.
  3. Acute glandular fever - an infection caused by EBV virus or the Epstein Barr Virus virus shows symptoms of sore throat and swollen glands. It is also called Infectious Mononucleosis or the Kissing Disease.
  4. Epiglottitis - infection in which there is swelling of part of the throat which may result in obstruction in breathing. Epiglottitis may occur in Haemophilus influenzae type b (or Hib). One symptom of epiglottitis is sore throat and also difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
  5. Influenza - infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by influenza virus shows sore throat as a symptom.
  6. Measles - during early infection, sore throat is noticed.
  7. Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Infection - Scratchy sore throat, sore chest and sore trachea (the large airway between the mouth and lungs) are some symptoms seen.
  8. Psittacosis - lung infection caused bacteria carried by wild and domestic birds. Sore throat and swollen lymph glands are symptoms seen, besides many other symptoms.
  9. Q Fever - sore throat is one symptom seen
  10. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) - is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV virus. Sore throat is a noted symptom.
  11. Streptococcal sore throat - is a bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils. Symptoms include sore throat and tender, swollen glands in the neck.
  12. Pharyngitis - an inflammation of the pharynx that frequently results in a sore throat. It may be caused by a variety of microorganisms.
  13. Rubella or German Measles - One symptom is swollen glands especially at the back of the neck.
  14. Toxoplasmosis - Common infection caused by a parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. Swollen glands can occur as a symptom.

answered by P P

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