Your doctor was right the swollen glands in the neck are called lymph
nodes which get enlarged during onset of an infection. Once it appears it is difficult for it vanish, seldom it disappears. Your throat and chest discomfort
can be due to reflux of acid contents from the stomach into the throat. Drink plenty of warm water, take the medicines prescribed by your doctor as well, do gargles with Povidone iodine
mouth gargles 3-4 times/day after food.
Dr. Naveen Kumar