Is it possible to get a sore throat & swollen lymph nodes because of a food allergy?
In November, I had to go to urgent care for strep throat -- that is how it was diagnosed (though without testing for it), & I was giving amoxicillin. Taking antibiotics is supposed to help a person feel better in a few days --- I had sore throat and swollen lymph nodes for just about the full 10 days of treatment & didn't feel much better. I switched to a new toothbrush & everything to prevent reinfection. Now, I have the beginnings of a sore throat & swollen lymph nodes again. This has happened once before since Nov but not turned into something major. I've put the pieces together, and this happens every time I eat sunflower seeds!! I am pretty sure I am allergic to them (but soooo addicted to them, so I was in denial for a while); I also get itchy when I eat them. Anyway, so after reading this, do you think it's possible my sore throat & swollen lymph nodes are actually because of my allergy & not something that requires antibiotics? (I know only a doctor can really say for sure.)