I had a severe cold that turned into bronchitis, double ear infection and sinus infection about 2 weeks ago now.. I saw the doctor 4 days into feeling sick and was given a 10 day dosage of anti-biotics to help fight the infection, I have felt better for almost a week now until this morning when I woke up to swollen painful glands in my throat and neck, dry throat but not in a sick itchy sort of way, more or less just moisture like i may have been snoring all night from the swelling. I am 29 female and diagnosed with hashimotos hypothyroid for 3 years now medicated but still unbalanced.. I am gluten free and I do know I have 7 nodules on my thyroid that are non cancerous...I just don't know if this is a hashimotos flare up or a remnant of my infection... Also, any ideas to ease the swelling and pain? Or what to do if it is a flare?