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Old 09-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
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possible solution to swollen lymph nodes in neck

I haven't seen too many solution posts on these boards so I thought I'd offer a possible solution. ....
My wife had a swollen side of the face, her lymph nodes in her neck and ears were swollen. Her neck became stiff, and her mouth very dry causing her tongue to become white. She had inflammation near her back molar inside her mouth. She had numbness in the face and pressure in the jaw and mouth area. She had a general feeling of fatigue and sickness. She had an upset stomach and diarrhea which was possibly from the medication she was taking. She first went to the doctor and was told she had some sinus issues that caused the lymph nodes behind her ear to swell and fill with fluid. They gave her an antibiotic amox-clav which seemed to make everything worse. She was thought to possibly have an allergic reaction to it and when her symptoms did not improve she was given an antibiotic called z-pack. The very next day was when her face swelled and we took her to the ER because we were concerned the swelling was spreading to the throat. They pumped her full of prednisone and benadryl to stop the swelling and gave her a pepcid prescription as well. All the blood tests came back fine too. The swelling went down but the symptoms over the next couple days only got worse and the swelling came back. My wife was convinced she was dying. We went to the dentist to make sure it was not an oral abscess or Periodontitis. The dentist confirmed it was not. She went back to the ER and they told her that it could be an IMPACTED SALIVARY GLAND. She went to an Ears, Throat and Nose Specialist and he thought the same thing. So he told her to massage the side of her face and under her jaw all the way to the ear 4 times a day for a month. And this is the best part, she was told to eat really sour candy which would help get the saliva flowing and hopefully unblock the salivary gland.... and that's it. No meds, no crazy treatments. It was not Lymphoma, Lupus, or some kind of crazy cancer. And thankfully she was not dying.

 
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