Swollen glands under the tongue can indicate a viral or bacterial infection of the sublingual gland, according to MedlinePlus. Such infections are quite common and can be a result of poor hygiene, blocked salivary ducts,... More »

The tongue's main function is to help people eat. It promotes the sucking mechanism and helps transform solid foods into a substance that is easily swallowed. It also helps people determine flavors and tastes because of ... More »

The tongue is mostly made up of muscle, but it also contains fat, glands and a mucus membrane. The extrinsic and intrinsic muscles in the tongue are skeletal muscles, which means that they are voluntarily controlled by t... More »

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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 »

Swollen lymph nodes in the female groin area can be caused by injury, a viral or bacterial infection, or a sexually transmitted disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. Patients with swollen groin lymph n... More »

Swollen lymph nodes commonly cause neck lumps in the glands of the neck, explains MedlinePlus. This is due to viral or bacterial infections, colds or sore throats, according to WebMD. Other causes of neck lumps include c... More »

White spots on the tonsils in conjunction with swollen glands in the neck are signs of tonsillitis, according to MedlinePlus. Tonsillitis can have viral and bacterial causes. The streptococcus bacterium is a common culpr... More »