Thank you for the information.
Based on your description, you don't seem to have lots of symptoms at this time. If you feel swollen glands in the side of your neck, then it could be lymph node or an enlarged tonsils
. Presence of pain and swelling in such a short time indicate the possibility of infection in that area. The most common cause of infection in that area are viral
, but bacterial causes are also possible. Since viral causes are more common and you are not having lots of symptoms, it is quite possible to have viral infection, but you have to keep eye on new symptoms. In most cases, viral infection tends to subside on its own with general measures at home, but if the problem persist or your develop other symptoms such as fever, ear ache, vomiting, cough, expectoration, severe pain in neck or one side of neck etc, then you will have to see your doctor for proper evaluation and blood test to confirm diagnosis, and to treat it appropriately. Even now, if you feel that it is bothering you a lot, then you can have blood test and a physical exam by your doctor to make sure that it is nothing more than a viral infection. If you are a healthy person, then coming out of a viral infection may not be a problem.
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