Back to Health A to Z. The larynx is part of the throat found at the entrance of the windpipe trachea. These symptoms are often caused by less serious conditions, such as laryngitisbut it's a good idea to get them checked out.
Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Most swollen glands or lumps under the skin are not cause for concern.
Swollen lymph nodes caused by a virus usually return to normal after the viral infection resolves. Antibiotics are not useful to treat viral infections. Treatment for swollen lymph nodes from other causes depends on the cause:.
The cause of the tightness can vary from an infection like strep throat to a more serious allergic reaction. If you have other warning signs, like trouble swallowing or breathing, throat tightness is an emergency that needs to be treated immediately. Read on to learn more about possible causes for tightness in your throat and how you can manage this symptom. This relaxed opening allows acid from your stomach to back up into your esophagus.
Sore mouth and throat occur because the rapidly growing cells in the mucosal lining of the mouth and throat are very sensitive to the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Painful sores and inflammation can develop in the mouth, including on the tongue, gums, back of the throat and the lips. A sore mouth may be linked with a dry mouth.
Pharyngitis is inflammation of the back of the throatknown as the pharynx. Most cases are caused by a viral infection. NSAIDssuch as ibuprofencan be used to help with the pain.
Bumps in the back of the throat may look swollen and rough. Some people call this symptom cobblestone throat due to its appearance. Most people with a cobblestone throat have pharyngitiswhich causes the throat to feel swollen, painful, and irritated.
Your lymph nodes play a vital role in your body's ability to fight off infections. Common areas where you might notice swollen lymph nodes include your neck, under your chin, in your armpits and in your groin. One of the most common places to find swollen lymph nodes is in the neck. The inset shows three swollen lymph nodes below the lower jaw.
Those lumps probably feel soft and tender to the touch — and may even hurt a little. Swollen lymph nodes or what doctors call lymphadenopathy are common and are actually a good thing. Your swollen glands act like filters that help your body get rid of germs, cells or other foreign matter that passes through your lymph fluid a clear or slightly yellowish fluid made up of white blood cells, proteins and fats.