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What causes pressure headaches, painful swelling in lymph nodes and tonsils?

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Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015
Question: female, 37 years old, otherwise healthy.
very swollen and very painful lymph nodes back of head and down the backside of my neck, all on right side as well as lymph in right armpit.
very swollen and painful tonsil, only left side of throat. lymph under jaw and chin only mildly affected. no other signs except a p
ressure headache I've had for over a month. ct showed focal thickening in spenoid sinus. no funny drainage and nose is clear.
been treated with steroid pack awhile back b4 t h e lymph swelling, only helped the pressure headache temporarily. when the lymph problem started last week, went to dr on wednesday who prescribe sulfa meth and cephalexin which aren't helping and I'm almost done with.
any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Pressure headache might because of tension & stress

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.

I have read your query and understand your concern.

As per your clinical history it appears that you are most probably having inflammatory lymph nodes swelling .

Pressure headache might because of tension & stress or due focal thickening in sphenoid sinus .

If I were your treating doctor , I would advice
consult ENT specialist & get ENT head neck examination done.

Till then ,
use anti inflammatory Ibuprofen twice daily after meal for Lymph node swelling ,
Antiseptic chlorhexidine Mouth Wash twice daily for tonsil ,

Saline nasal rinse or spray thrice daily ,

Antihistaminic Fexofenadine Tab Allegra at night for sphenoid sinus thickening &

do meditation to relief tension & stress .

You will get relief .

Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Regards.





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What causes pressure headaches, painful swelling in lymph nodes and tonsils?

Brief Answer: Pressure headache might because of tension & stress Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. I have read your query and understand your concern. As per your clinical history it appears that you are most probably having inflammatory lymph nodes swelling . Pressure headache might because of tension & stress or due focal thickening in sphenoid sinus . If I were your treating doctor , I would advice consult ENT specialist & get ENT head neck examination done. Till then , use anti inflammatory Ibuprofen twice daily after meal for Lymph node swelling , Antiseptic chlorhexidine Mouth Wash twice daily for tonsil , Saline nasal rinse or spray thrice daily , Antihistaminic Fexofenadine Tab Allegra at night for sphenoid sinus thickening & do meditation to relief tension & stress . You will get relief . Hope this information helpful to you .If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.