I'm a 24-year-old woman, and I'm experiencing some new symptoms this year that have me a little worried. I've got a doctor's appointment on Monday, but that's a few days away, so I wanted to double-check and see if any others have experienced this as well. I had bad asthma as a child, and I'm severely allergic to mold, fungus, and pollen, so this could all be that, or something more. I don't really know...
- Constant runny nose, clear and not discolored at all
- "Heavy" feeling
- Pressure in my head like I usually get with allergies in the spring
- Coughing up some phlegm, but it's all clear/white
- On and off fever (nothing above 100F)
- Feeling tired all the time
- Occasional cough
- NO sore throat at all
But the big new thing: The sides of my neck, the part right under my jaw, and right over my collarbone are rather swollen and tender. I can breathe and swallow okay, but it's a very annoying sensation I've never had before. I'm told by some that it's my lymph nodes, but it feels like my whole front neck is swollen, and not just little parts (evidently lymph nodes are small? ... sorry if that sounded a bit dumb, I'm new to all this lymph node stuff). Tonsillitis has also been brought up, but I had those removed when I was a kid.
Could this still be all contributed to allergies, or something more? Thank you so much for any advice you may have.