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Soreness in the left side of my neck

I am a 17 year old male and have recently (about 2 weeks) been experiencing a soreness in the left side of my neck. Ive noticed that the left side feels slightly larger than the right and it also has some stiffness. The cause that I believe this to be is swollen neck glands but I am also scared that it could be a blood clot or tumor. For the past 3 days I have also experienced mild headaches and a larger amount of stress than usual. The headaches have gone away with Advil but may be connected to the neck problem
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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As home remedy you may try warm saline gargles for sore throat. Hot Water Fomentation (with help of hot water bag or heating pad) for neck stiffness may offer relief. A cup of Tea with a cardamom (Green Elaichi) also helps relieve soreness. The headache seems to be more due to apprehension since nobody has diagnosed or somebody may have suggested a possible diagnosis. I would suggest to divert your attention until it is proved by investigations because these are very rare possibilities. However, please seek medical advise from a registered licensed ENT Consultant there (close to your residence) for confirmation and treatment of illness. You may try say a brief prayer or take to some light leisure activity like sport, painting, music etc. to divert attention and release the undue tension and cheer up your mood.
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