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10 possible causes of "Swollen lymph nodes, Headache..."
Symptoms:
  • Throat irritation
  • Fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Bad breath
1. Pharyngitis
Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx-the back of the throat. This can cause a sore throat, as well as scratchiness in the throat and difficulty swallowing. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center...
Symptoms:
  • Neck lump
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
2. Strep Throat
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria . Strep throat can affect children and adults of all ages...
Symptoms:
  • Stridor
  • Earache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Neck lump
3. Tonsillitis
Tonsils are the two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of your throat. They function as a defense mechanism, helping to prevent infection from entering the rest of your body. When the tonsils themselves becom...
Symptoms:
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Neck lump
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Groin lump
4. Infectious Mononucleosis
Infectious mononucleosis, often called "mono," is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). It typically occurs in teenagers, but you can get it at any age. The virus is spread through saliva, which is why some peopl...
Symptoms:
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Perianal rash
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Pain
  • Fatigue
5. Acute HIV Infection
Acute HIV infection is also known as primary HIV infection or acute retroviral syndrome. This condition occurs within the first two to four weeks after someone is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. It i...
Symptoms:
  • Neck lump
  • Dementia
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Groin lump
6. AIDS
HIV causes progressive failure of the immune system, making the body far more susceptible to infections and cancer.
Symptoms:
  • Hair loss
  • Mucous patches in mouth or on genitals
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Weight loss
7. Syphilis
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by a type of bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, more than 36,000 cases of syphilis wer...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • General weakness
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Tired
8. Toxoplasmosis
Toxoplasmosis is an infection that is caused by a parasite. This parasite, called Toxoplasma gondii, can be found in cat feces and in undercooked meat, especially venison, lamb, and pork. Toxoplasmosis can be deadly fo...
Symptoms:
  • Pain
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
9. Weils Disease
Weil's disease is a severe form of a bacterial infection known as leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria from the genus Leptospira. In severe cases, such as in Weil's disease, it can lead to organ failur...
Symptoms:
  • Joint pain
  • Malaise
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Eye pain
10. West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever)
A mosquito bite can turn into something much more severe if you are infected with West Nile virus. Mosquitoes transmit this virus after they bite an infected bird and then bite a person. While not all people wit...

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