Enlarged Or Swollen Glands, Sore Throat, Stiff Neck And Swollen Tongue

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

Does the back of your throat look red or have white spots? Do your tonsils look larger than normal? It's possible that your symptoms could be due a throat infection caused by either a virus or bacteria. Pay attention to your symptoms. If they get worse or don't get better after a few days, check in with your doctor to come into the office. If the stiffness of your neck muscles don't improve with home remedies, become worse or are associated with a fever seek medical attention immediately.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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