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Swollen glands Treatments

Swollen glands: Treatments Inroduction

Treatment plans for swollen glands are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, minimizes the discomfort of swollen glands and decreases the risk of developing serious complications.

When swollen glands are caused by a viral infection, such as infectious mononucleosis or an upper respiratory infection, the general treatment is rest, increased fluids and pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. When swollen glands are caused by a bacterial infection or bacterial disease, such as an abscess or strep throat, antibiotics are prescribed as well.

Treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease can include chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, and/or radiation therapy.

Treatments for Causes of Swollen glands

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Swollen glands:

More causes: not all possible causes for Swollen glands are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Swollen glands.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Swollen glands:

The following list of conditions have 'Swollen glands' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Swollen glands:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Swollen glands' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.

 

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