Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

189 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest treatment for swollen glands in the neck

Answered by
Dr. Ashok Kumar


Practicing since :2000

Answered : 2717 Questions

Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Mental Health
Question: I had parotid swollen glands last week. I also had a swollen glands in the neck and a slight swelling in the chest. I had malaise and difficulty swallowing. I went to the doctor and he thought it was the mumps. He gave me prednisone to take and the swelling went down immediately. By day 5 I was fine. All of the swelling went down except I can feel one gland in m y neck (small bump). I am off the prednisone as of yesterday. The test results came back (blood work and a swab test) and I do not have the mumps. What I am experiencing is a very dry mouth and can't seem to quench my thirst. What should I do next?
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I think you should wait for some time

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

From the available description it appears that you are experiencing side effect of prednisolone (dry mouth) which are likely to go away with in few days. I do not think you should opt for medicine as it is time limited side effect and can disappear any time in next one week.

Regarding the small lump in the neck this is probably enlarged lymph node and not going to cause any harm. This appears because of lymph node reactivity during infection.

I hope this helps you.
If you have more questions feel free to write back to me.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,  

Recent questions on  Malaise

doctor1 MD

Hello again doctor, I am having to write to you again due to a symptom that is bothering me from a week. I again had throat infection due to cool drinks and fever for 2 days. I only took paracetemol for 2 days and now I feel better. However, I am...

doctor1 MD

Can my symptoms be chemical burn on skin? I have itching bumps on legs and arms after swimming in pool inMexico ( walls of pool were being scrubbed in heated pool. I swam at other end ), then running on the beach in hot sun. It spreads, blisters,...

doctor1 MD

My daughter is 16 years old and since yesterday she presented with very high fever , abdominal pain and very painful muscles. Today her fever spiked again very high and she is still complaining of very painful muscles, abdominal pain and malaise ....

doctor1 MD

Hi there, Ive taken 3 pregnacy tests with my morning urine 3 days in a row now and they all have faint pink positive lines - getting darker every morning - also i have VERY sore nipples - i was due my period 1 week ago, ive had cramps but no blood or distarge at all - backache yes and feeling sick! I take it i AM pregnant right?? Also, how long do i leave it till i have to make a Dr s appoitment - I dont know what to do as im 24 and this will be my first baby :) Help please, thanks Lauryn :)

doctor1 MD

My friend most likely has a stomach ulcer. Symptoms are nausea, vomiting, general feeling of weakness/fatigue/malaise, atrocious gas, black stool. He has not gone to a doctor because he doesn t have health insurance. I have 10 penicillin vk 100mg. Will taking this help? I m seeing that amoxycillin is usually indicated for stomach ulcer. What can be done if he can t go to the doctor?

doctor1 MD

My neighbor s 4 yr old has circular patches (5 +) in multiple places, legs, feet etc. I originally thought it looked like ringworm except for the small excoriations in the center of each and bruising under each. She went to an urgent care and was told coxsackie virus. No hx of fever or malaise. Can coxsackie do this?