I have a painful swelling on the side of my neck, under my right ear. Also apermanant sore throat. To compound matters I have an intermittant swelling under my right arm! I understand glands can swell when fighting infection...however after numerous antibiotics the syptoms still persist afetr around 12 months. (I have been informed that one of my saliveray ducts is blocked, could this be the cause?) My GP has said it's allergies???
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 42
Gp prescribed antibiotics & methylprednisolone.
I have in the past had a perfectly healthy (with hindsight) tooth extrated as a dark area on an x ray was deemed to be the cause!
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I'm sorry to hear about this condition
What antibiotics have you tried?
amoxycillin & the recent one I can't remember but it started with a 'Z" if that helps!
Have you seen an ENT doctor?
I saw an oral surgeon who mentioned the saliva gland. It was a different one who suggested I have my tooth removed!
its the length of time it has been going on that is beginning to bother me
Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?
metaproplol ( high BP) and advair (asthma)
I see, this may be due to a blocked salivary gland, but it may also be due to an infection
That was my thought...a VERY persistant one!!
I think you may benefit from asking your doctor to try another antibiotic, like avelox, and also seeing an ENT doctor
Ok....wish i could remember others. Had three in total. Does my GP have to refer me to ENT ? Originally from UK so don't fully know the procedure in USA
No, he does not have to refer you to an ENT in the USA
Ok. will make appointment to see one. Thanks.
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would ultrasound help?
That may be the next step, but first see an ENT
Ok. Thanks for help.