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RedLilac
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I’m thinking it was a bug bite that caused my swollen gland. Monday at midnight I said “ouch” & my neck hurt. In the morning my ear hurt. Later I put my arm on my desk & it hurt so I looked under my sleeve & there were a couple of bug bites. I could only tolerate warm tea in small sips most of Tuesday.  I have had no other symptoms of being sick. Now I only notice it if I touch the lymph gland. My son reminded me of how sick I was for 3 weeks after a bug bit me as it was dying after being sprayed on the plane in England from India to USA. In grad school I had to go to the hospital after a bee stung my throat & it swelled up. I can’t think of any other reason why my gland would have swollen up so bad unless it was an allergic reaction to something I ate.

I’m having a very slight flare-up this morning.  I went to a baby shower (noon dinner), Oktoberfest (supper), and then nightclub (wine).  So I probably had some non-compliant ingredients.  I’m trying to quit cigarette smoking so I’m chewing gum & puffing on electronic cigarettes.  I can’t smoke as much e-cigs because they irritate my throat whereas if I borrow a real one, it doesn’t.

I’m taking Bee Propolis, Proberry, elderberry/Echinacea/zinc throat spray, Redoxa and Collinsonia.  For stress I’m taking Tranquility Base, Cortiguard & Tulsi tea.  I’m putting garlic on everything at home.  I’m putting peroxide in my ears & Xylitol Sinus Spray up my nose.  So I think I’m pretty well covered on fighting this.

So do you think it was the bug bite that did this to me?  


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I think it's very possible.  

I went to the hospital once because a giant wasp stung the side of my neck.  My tonsils were frighteningly swollen and I had a fever.  

I've heard of people getting lymphedema of the arms from spider bites.  And swollen lymph nodes seem like a possible reaction to an insect bite, especially if it is the kind that injects some form of venom.



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It's likely your swollen glands indicates that your immune system began fighting a battle with the toxin in your blood stream, obviously, deposited by the bug bite.

Always my biggest fear for people this time of year is tick bites...Lyme Disease.  If you wind up with fever or a severely stiff neck, please go to the doctor ASAP.  As someone who had
Lyme disease in the 1970s without Lyme being identified.....and then walked around for 20 years with
late stage Lyme, just sayin'....If you don't feel better after a few more days, consider this more than
an allergic reaction.  

{{{{{hugs}}}} I hope you feel better soon and that this is nothing major.


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It’s not a tick because there is no circle.  I’m getting better every day rather than worse.

Thanks for re-affirming my suspicion that the swollen gland was from a bug bite.  When I checked sites like WebMD for my symptoms, it gave illnesses but didn’t suggest insect bites.


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It’s not a tick because there is no circle.  I’m getting better every day rather than worse.

Thanks for re-affirming my suspicion that the swollen gland was from a bug bite.  When I checked sites like WebMD for my symptoms, it gave illnesses but didn’t suggest insect bites.


I'm glad you're getting better ...but FYI, not all tick bites leave a bullseye rash.  And not all ticks
carry Lyme toxins.  It's just a good idea if you're ever bitten to be aware that if you're not getting
better in a few days after a bite that gives you symptoms, don't rule out Lyme.....My tick bite
that caused Lyme did not leave me with a bullseye rash.  My DH did have a bullseye rash....but
not everyone will.



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You mentioned a couple of bites: any indication that it maybe a spider bite? Glad you are getting better ... know your local fauna ... knowledge is power for safety and health ...




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When I checked sites like WebMD for my symptoms, it gave illnesses but didn’t suggest insect bites.


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