|tl;dr about me being sick
||[Oct. 11th, 2009|08:02 pm]
The Question Club
I know this is most likely a really dumb question, but is having swollen glands, specifically only on one side of your neck/throat, a bad sign? I don't have a thermometer, but I'm certain I have a fever, my head is pounding, and on one side of my neck, the glands is all swollen. I feel it most right under the corner of my jaw (right by the bottom of my ear) and back a little, and I feel a small lump a little lower on the back of the side of my neck. Is it possible that's a knot because I definitely slept badly last night. I posted something about not feeling great on Facebook and my dad started texting me freaking out about it. Do I have neck cancer? Am I dying? If it matters, my throat doesn't hurt now, but it did a few days ago, and I think they were swollen then, too. How do I fix this? I've been drinking a bunch of green tea and water and not eating anything particularly heavy or ridiculous (well, besides a couple Oreos. Bad me). We have a campus nurse/health center but I'm sure they're not open until Tuesday because of Columbus Day, and even if that weren't the case, they'd be closed now.|
ETA: Also, is there a proper terminology for this kind of thing? I feel dumb saying 'neck glands' and 'swollen glands' but that's what my doctor always called it.