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my partner is 33 years old(male), and has been feeling aches

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my partner is 33 years old(male), and has been feeling aches and pains in his whole body for the past three days and has now developed large swelling in the glands behind his ear area. he is claiming to be feeling really cold while his body is red hot. he feels quite ill.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

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Welcome

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Can you feel the glands?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How many in number?

Customer:

yea they are very large

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are they tender to touch?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

On both sides or one side?

Customer:

two on either sides, just behind the ear

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does he have any other symptoms like sore throat, earache etc?

Customer:

ear ache

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and no sore throat?

Customer:

no

Dr. Shahzad MD :

or a cold?

Customer:

no cold symptoms, just claiming to be really cold but his temp is really high

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are the glands tender to touch?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Would they about about the size of a pea?

Customer:

yes, very. much larger than a pea

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is he with you right now?

Customer:

yes in bed, I woke up to himclaiming to be really ill.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is it possible for you to take a picture and send it to me here?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

A picture of the glands that are swollen.

Customer:

no unfortunately I do not have a camera on this laptop. it is really large swelling just behind the ear area. his mum has recently had swelling in her glands but was diagnosed with a blocked saliva gland.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

With the symptoms that he is having there are a couple of possibilities:

Dr. Shahzad MD :

1. He could be having mumps which is a viral infection of the parotid glands.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

2. It may be an upper respiratory or an ear infection.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Presently I would recommend that you should give him something like ibuprofen 400 mg three times daily for the pain and fever.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I would recommend he should be seen by his GP or if his condition is not good to wait for the GP he should then go to the A&E

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Make sure that you do give him something like ibuprofen so that he starts to feel better

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you following me?

Customer:

yes thank you. so, plenty of fluids, ibuprophen and rest...I cant believe how hot his whole body is and he is shivering

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes thats right.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Usually takes 5-7 days to settle. May take up to two weeks.

Customer:

no thanks, ***** ***** basically said what I was thinking to do, but I worry as was investigating online and saw cancer mentioned when searching swollen glands

Dr. Shahzad MD :

In cancer the glands are almost never painful or tender.

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Customer:

many thanks

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

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