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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.)
Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 6 Answers Jan 15, 2012

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Thanks for your reply!! I've been looking for a good alternative healing/medicine nutrition/herbal book.

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I think you need to see a better doctor. It may be an allergy, but swollen lymph nodes can be a sign of something far more serious. Get a second opinion from another doctor.

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Yes it is possible. But agree that it sounds more like an infection. Have your doc run an ELISA test to R/O allergy or sensitivities.

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No, it sounds like an infection. But that is definitely not a symptom of an allergic reaction (except the itchiness). I am an EMT.

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It's weird because it only seems to happen when I eat sunflower seeds.

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There is a condition called direticulitis (sp?) that causes similar symptoms when people eat seeds.

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Thanks for the info --- I'll try to look it up.

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P.S. 14 hours later, I'm pretty much back to normal. No sore throat, lymph nodes are back down to about normal, but my neck is a little stiff.

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The stiffness is probably residual inflammation, which is vest treated with anti-oxidants.

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Yes. But go to the Dr.

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Hello briecks 07. I know this is an old post but I too get swollen lymph nodes due to sunflower seeds. I was doing some research about it and found your post. Did you ever figure out what the issue was.

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