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My glands are swollen what should i do. Just started. I had

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my glands are swollen what should i do
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: no, just started
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i had a fever on sunday of 101 and just became normal last night. Yesterday morning i woke up to a fever blister. My throat is very itchy
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 month ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.
Please provide more information regarding your question so I can help you in detail.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have painful blister on lip?

Sore throat?

Cough,stuffy nose?

Are you taking any medications?

Any other medical history?

Thanks.
Waiting for your response.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm 42, female. Yes I have a fever blister on lip. Yes I have sore throat. I'm dayquil and nyquil for the sore throat. No medical history. No cough or stuffy nose. My gums are sore too.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No it hurts to talk
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 month ago.

We can continue our conversation in chat mode in this reply forum.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, Can you help me in any way
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 month ago.

Thanks for all these additional information.
I understand your concern.
You should take OTC Motrin and Claritin.
Also do nasal saline spray.
Do saline gargles and oral betadine rinse.
Also hydrate yourself with Gatorade.
Start vitamin C and multivitamin supplement to boost your immunity.
You should try OTC Products containing docosanol or benzyl alcohol can be helpful in reducing the duration of the cold sore.
Lysine and Abreva are a couple of over the counter medications for cold sores(fever blister).
If your symptoms are getting worse then see your doctor for prescribed anti-viral medications.
Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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It’s my pleasure to continue this conversation until you satisfy.
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Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok, thanks. What should I do in the meantime, I can't sleep
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 month ago.

All these measures mentioned earlier can be used at home and available over the counter.

So try them.

If you have any painkiller with you at home then initially take it.

Warm compresses on swollen glands can be tried.

Hope this helps.
Use reply to let me know if you have further queries.
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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have advil. Is that ok to take
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 month ago.

Yes,you can take it now.

Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 1 month ago.

It’s my privilege to help you if you have any further query regarding your this health issue.
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