Swollen glands in the neck are commonly lymph nodes that respond to over-the-counter pain relievers, warm compresses and adequate rest, according to Mayo Clinic. The lymph nodes swell when they are fighting an infection,... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Glands in the neck become swollen when the patient is suffering from a bacterial infection such as tonsillitis or strep throat, when a tooth infection or mouth sores are present, and as a result of viral infections such ... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Swollen lymph nodes, also called lymphadenitis, occur in dogs due to a higher level of white blood cells caused by an infection in the body or a disease of the tissues, according to Vetinfo. There are several causes of s... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health
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Taking over-the-counter pain relievers, applying a wet, warm washcloth and getting rest are all ways to reduce swollen lymph nodes in the neck, according to WebMD. The lymph nodes do not swell on their own; they only swe... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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