Swollen glands in neck

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

More information on Diphtheria is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Glandular Fever

Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • High temperature
  • Aching muscles all over body

More information on Glandular Fever is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Kawasaki disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare condition that mainly affects children under the age of five.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Skin rash
  • High temperature
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Feeling irritable
  • Mouth soreness

More information on Kawasaki disease is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Mumps

Mumps is a contagious viral infection that used to be common in children.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Face pain
  • Swelling of the face
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Feeling sick or nausea

More information on Mumps is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer is cancer that affects the nasopharynx.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Nose bleeding
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Swollen neck
  • Hearing loss in one ear

More information on Nasopharyngeal cancer is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Otitis externa

Otitis externa is a condition that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal – the tube between the outer ear and eardrum.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Discharge from ear
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Ears feel blocked
  • Itchy ear
  • Ear pain

More information on Otitis externa is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Rubella

Rubella (german measles) is a viral infection that's now rare in the UK.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Skin rash
  • High temperature
  • Cough
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Pain in more than one joint

More information on Rubella is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.