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Swollen and sore area near thyroid, swollen glands in the neck. Infected tooth getting removed. On antibiotics. What would you suggest?

I have an infected tooth and can t get it pulled until next week. But today I realized the area near my thyroid is swollen and sore. Plus my left jaw is swollen and glands in my neck . I m not sure if I should see my doctor at the VA about my throat or not. I am on antibiotics but am very worried about the pain in my neck. What would you recommend?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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Hi thanks for your question,
The swollen and sore area near thyroid, swollen jaw along with swollen gland in neck is due to infection of tooth. The glands are enlarged lymph nodes, in response to tooth infection. Continue taking antibiotics, and analgesic anti inflammatory drugs (pain killers) infection will take a week time to subside and only then tooth can be extracted. Consultation with your Doctor is advisable.
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Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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