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Frequent sore throats, cold, swollen lymph nodes on sides of neck, dizzy spells, plaque psoriasis. Mono swab, blood work normal. Help?

I ve had a sore throat an keep getting colds for the last 2 months(since being rear ended in my truck n am seeing a chiropractor for neck and left shoulder pinched nerves), lymph nodes up both sides of my neck are swollen , I m having dizzy spells as well. And my severe plaque psoriasis has flared up BAD to the point it s starting on my face I don t hav a family dr but go to the same clinic so they hav my records. I ve had a mono swab and some bloodwork done but hav come up empty so far....I m a mess help
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM

The recurrent sore throat and lymph nodes may be related to each other.
For your sore throat you need to take salt water gargles twice to thrice aday.
If there is pain too then take a pain killer whenever you have pain.
If still the pain does not get relieved then you need to take a course of antibiotics.
Since, you are having a recurrent sore throat, it is advicable to get a throat swab done. The culture and sensitivity of the throat swab will let you know the right antibiotic to be taken.

The flaring up of psoriases is unrelated to lymph node enlargement.
You need to take appropriate medications from your GP.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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