I'm no doctor nor rocket surgeon (wink), but I'm just about positive I have a swollen tonsil or lymph node. I have a few questions that hopefully a professional could answer to give me some insight and ideas what to do.
Although smoking is an irritant, does smoking directly impact the lymph nodes and/or tonsils & do they cause inflammation?
Does caffeine also have a direct impact on the inflammation of said glands?
I grind/lock my jaw hard when I sleep...would this in any way affect the glands below my jaw?
Neither Acetaminophen nor Naproxin work, but Asprin takes the pain away for 10 minutes if I take 3 Bayer. Since you don't know my bodily function at all, is there a better home remedy than an NSAID?
Now I know that doctors do not recommend eCigarettes as an alternative, but would using an eCigarette (consisting of atomized vapor rather than smoke) be an alternative or would the nicotine still irritate the gland(s)? I intend to wean myself off of cigarettes, but I would need a nicotine replacement that gives me the oral fixation a patch, gum, nor pill provide.View Thread
To better understand how I work, I'm a hispanic male, weigh 500 lbs. (haven't been weighed lately), stand at 6 ft. 5in. and smoke menthol cigarettes regularly. If none of that speaks death sentence then I don't know what does lol.View Thread