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Submandibular glands not swollen during sickness

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Thank you for making yourself available for questions. I have been sick with this years round of cold that is going around. It started on the 5th of December and seemed to go away around the 20th. It came back on the 26th and I was diagnosed with sinusitis the next day. I was prescribed Augmentin and took it as prescribed. My cold symptoms seemed to be clearing by the end of the script, but not fully gone. Then I experienced a significant sore throat and incessant coughing, though the coughing would come and go during the entire course of the sickness. I was diagnosed yesterday with bronchitis and am now being treated with sulfameth/tmp and feel better after just twelve hours. My actual question here is, my submandibular glands have not been swollen or sore at all during this entire sickness - is this a sign that my body is not aware of the sickness and therefore not trying to fight it off? Thanks, Dan

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replied January 17th, 2018
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Response of submandibular lymphadenopathy is not necessary. Sinusitis may not involve them. Supportive care is all you need with symptomatic home remedies as well.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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