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can allergies cause your lymph nodes to swell

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Environmental and food allergies do not cause lymph node swelling. Generally lymph node swelling is associated with infections and less commonly with ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug allergy can: Typical allergies to pollen, pet, mold, dust, food, bees, latex, etc do not cause swollen lymph nodes. There are drug allergic reactions including se ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Not usually but...: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : One would not expect swollen lymph nodes with a food allergy reaction.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
NO IT DOES NOT: No it does not cause lymph nodes to swell.
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually...: Always because of infection, inflammation if long standing, lymphoproliferative disease.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
no: But the most common cause of hypothyroidism is hashimoto's thyroid disease which can have swollen lymph nodes.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No; another cause!: The submandibular nodes will swell if you have a sore throat or a dental infection. Shaving your head should have no effect on these nodes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes often: Often sinus infections will cause lymph node swelling in the neck.
A female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Very important: The commonest cause of lymph nodes enlargement under the jaw is infection in the tooth, gum or other structures in that area. However after 50 years o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Usuallynot: What kind of allergies are you talking about? Is it nasal or some other area? where are the swollen lymph nodes located? You have to give us complete ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes: That is a possible symptom from cold sores.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Hair or ear?: Eczema by itself no. But staph and colonization with other bacteria is common in individuals with eczema. Skin breakdown from eczema may lead to an ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Boils, or skin infections (dermal infections) can as most infections cause local lymph nodes to swell.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes very likely: Yes any infection or inflammation does affect the regional lymph nodes. You need to see a doctor and seek antibiotics treatment before the infection g ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Many possibilities: There are too many possible causes to give you a reliable answer. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience Fertility Medicine
Should not: It should not cause that. I can't say it is impossible but everything else should be investigated first to find a cause of enlarged lymph nodes before ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid.: The simple answer is no! if your lymph nodes swell your doctor will tell you what needs to be done.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly: Any infection in the mouth can cause the lymph nodes to swell. Get it evaluated!

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