This is one for the "weird file." I was settig off fireworks in my back yard. Afterwards, about ten minutes or so, I sat down to watch TV. I felt pain under my jawline, on both sides of my neck, and used my fingers to check it out. My glands were the size of golf balls! I looked in the mirror and couldn't believe my eyes. My gf asked if I wanted to go to the hospital but I decided to tough it out with hot compresses. Now, about an hour later, my glands do not hurt, and they have gone down by 75%. I felt I should post this just to help anyone else who experiences acute glandular swelling. Obviously, something in the smoke of the fireworks triggered an acute response in my body. Be careful out there, and don't let the MD's load you up with meds if something like this happens to you or yours.