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Can you feel the glands?
How many in number?
yea they are very large
Are they tender to touch?
On both sides or one side?
two on either sides, just behind the ear
Does he have any other symptoms like sore throat, earache etc?
and no sore throat?
or a cold?
no cold symptoms, just claiming to be really cold but his temp is really high
Are the glands tender to touch?
Would they about about the size of a pea?
yes, very. much larger than a pea
Is he with you right now?
yes in bed, I woke up to himclaiming to be really ill.
Is it possible for you to take a picture and send it to me here?
A picture of the glands that are swollen.
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.
With the symptoms that he is having there are a couple of possibilities:
1. He could be having mumps which is a viral infection of the parotid glands.
2. It may be an upper respiratory or an ear infection.
Presently I would recommend that you should give him something like ibuprofen 400 mg three times daily for the pain and fever.
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
Make sure that you do give him something like ibuprofen so that he starts to feel better
Are you following me?
yes thank you. so, plenty of fluids, ibuprophen and rest...I cant believe how hot his whole body is and he is shivering
Yes thats right.
Usually takes 5-7 days to settle. May take up to two weeks.
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
In cancer the glands are almost never painful or tender.
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