How to treat swollen neck glands

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How to treat swollen neck glands
Check with your GP to see if swollen lymph nodes are serious. (Getty Creative)

Neck glands are actually lymph nodes located in the neck just beneath the jaw. They can become swollen when you develop a cold, an infection or throat irritation. When neck glands are swollen, it is the body's way of communicating to you that your immune system is hard at work trying to fend off disease: the glands of the neck, along with other lymph nodes, create antibodies for disease defence. To remedy swollen neck glands, you must treat the underlying condition causing the swelling of neck lymph nodes.

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Things you need

  • 1 bottle of 350 mg Echinacea capsules
  • Table salt
  • Goldenseal root powder
  • Bowl
  • Cheese cloth
  • Small cup
  • 1 box of mullein tea bags
  • Honey
  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Aloe juice
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Medical evaluation

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    Visit a physician if you have swollen neck glands and a sore throat to rule out tonsillitis, mononucleosis and strep throat. Take antibiotics as prescribed if your doctor prescribes them. Mix 1.5 ml (1/4 teaspoon) of salt with 240 ml (1 cup) of warm water and 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) of goldenseal root in a bowl. Strain over a cheese cloth; use the mixture as an oral rinse and gargle with it for throat irritation relief.

  2. 2

    Visit a physician if you have swollen neck glands and an earache to rule out and ear infection. Take the complete course of antibiotics, if supplied, as instructed.

  3. 3

    Consider taking Echinacea. Echinacea is an herbal supplement that is intended to boost immunity and help the body fight off illness. Consult with your health care provider before taking Echinacea, and follow dosing instructions exactly.

  4. 4

    Consume 30 ml of aloe juice daily to treat swollen neck glands internally. Refrigerate the juice between uses to keep it fresh.

  5. 5

    Consume 1 cup of mullein (Verbascum thapsis) tea a day for cold and respiratory irritation relief, and to minimise gland swelling. Steep one mullein tea bag in 170 g of hot water for three minutes; use honey to sweeten the tea to taste.

  6. 6

    Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen to alleviate painful conditions associated with neck gland swelling; use the product as directed.

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