Question by  gonewitchin (22)

What causes swollen glands in the neck?

Mine are swollen and sore to touch.


Answer by  MSwift (137)

Swollen glands could mean an infection, such as strep throat or tonsilitis or it could be something more serious such as cancer, the best thing to do is go to a doctors office or emergency room and be evaluated by a physcian.


Answer by  Milette (1105)

It may be caused by an abscessed tooth, ear infection, cold or flu, gingivitis, mouth sores, sexually transmitted diseases, tonsillitis, tuberculosis or skin infections. It may also indicate an immune or autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis or HIV.


Answer by  Daman (42)

As a general rule, swollen glands point to the proper functioning of the body. It is usually a result of your body's white blood cells fighting bacterial invasions of your body and dead bacteria resulting from these cellular battles are eliminated throught the lyphatic system which gets swolen with waste.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Swollen glands in the neck are frequently a symptom of throat infection. It is commonly indicative of strep throat infection. A simple throat swab test by a doctor will confirm this diagnosis.

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