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My doctor keeps feeling my son' s neck for glands every time I take him for a cold or sore throat. He prescribes antibiotics if the glands are tender. Why do your glands get sore when you have an infection?
I have a lump on the side of my neck that seems to go up and down, and every time it goes up it causes headaches and a general feeling of being unwell. My specialist wants to remove it, but says I will be left with a sizeable scar that cannot be avoided. Aren' t there more advanced technigues such as plastic surgery that can minimise the scarring?
My wife has had a slowly enlarging lump below and in front of her ear for months. After numerous X-rays and an ultrasound scan, she has been told that she has a tumour of the parotid gland, and it will have to be removed. Is this a dangerous procedure? Are there any complications of the operation?
I have seen a chiropractor for a painful neck, but it is not getting better. What other treatments are available?
I have a neck that is always stiff and sore. I work as a typist and computer terminal operator, and I believe this is the cause, as my doctor cannot find any cause. He said I should exercise my neck to make it move more freely. Can you suggest some exercises for me?
My husband has had problems with his neck for eleven years, which causes pain and stiffness down his right side. The doctor says his extra pair of ribs is a problem. Can this explain his shoulder pain?
I have trouble with ingrown hairs on the neck below my jaw that cause redness and pimples. I have been told that this is caused by shaving with the grain and I should shave against the grain. Is it OK to shave against the grain on the neck?
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