Enlarged Or Swollen Glands, Fever And Nasal Congestion

Reviewed on 2/21/2023

These symptoms can occur with infections of the upper respiratory tract. Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes are often referred to as swollen glands. If these are present in the neck they may accompany conditions such as tonsillitis or mononucleosis. Other conditions that could cause similar symptoms include viral sore throat, the common cold, strep throat, or sinus infections. If you are concerned about signs of an infection, visit your doctor so that you can receive appropriate treatment.

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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