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My lymph node under my jaw is slightly swollen. N one under

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My lymph node under my jaw is slightly swollen. N one under my jaw on the left was kinda tender yesterday. I got sneezing. N ghost muscle pain
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you don't have to start a new question for me.

you can reply to my response below.

sorry you have a swollen lymph node under your jaw.

you could be having allergies if you are sneezing.

you can try over the counter allergy medications like allegra, claritin, zyrtec and steroid nasal sprays like nasocort or rhinocort and see if they help you with allergy symptoms of runny nose, and sneezing

a tender lymph node can be a sign of a reactive lymph node which is reacting to a viral infection.

you should get a primary care doctor who can examine your lymph nodes.

gargling with salt water can help fight bacteria and virus in the back of your throat.

you should buy a thermometer to take your own temperature to check for fevers.

most likely the lymph node will get better over time.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
They went down in a day or two. I'm jus coerced cause I Google it. I took a hiv test that was negative. .
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

I see.

sounds like a normal reactive lymph node which can shrink down in a day or two.

you don't have to be scared.

a temporary swollen lymph node is not a dangerous thing.

it is not a sign of HIV or deadly disease.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
if it was hiv how big would the lymph node be. N I also got two wholes in my back teeth. One is a real whole from trying to open a carona n the other was the same but I got un done root canal n the too the turned green black n yellow
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

swollen lymph nodes are not a sign of HIV.

these holes in your teeth can be a source of infection which can cause swelling of lymph nodes under your jaw line.

you need to see a dentist to get your teeth checked.

you could have a dental infection. you may need a course of antibiotics.

your HIV tests were negative. I would not worry about HIV.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
wat r the symptoms
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

we don't use symptoms to tell if you have HIV or not

symptoms are very unreliable in HIV

we use your HIV risk exposure history such as if you have shared needles with drug users or have had unprotected anal sex with men at risks for HIV.

and we use blood tests to check if you have HIV. blood test is the most reliable.

your blood tests are negative for HIV.

which means you don't have HIV.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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