Medical Q&As

Glandular fever

I've a small lump behind my right ear and a larger one behind my left ear for the last couple of months. I though it might be swollen glands but they are very solid and not sore at all. I also feel very tired all the time, but can't sleep as very sweaty and clammy. Is it glandular fever?

Glandular fever is certainly a possibility. This is a virus infection of the lymph glands resulting in enlargement of the affected glands. Fatigue is very common with this infection and it can persist for several months. Antibiotics are ineffective in treating glandular fever, as they are only effective in the case of bacterial infection. You should really visit your doctor and have the diagnosis confirmed.