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A 45-year-old male asked:

Can allergic rhinitis cause shotty lymph node on one side of neck? it flares up when my post nasal drip is miserable and pollen count is high.

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Yes: Allergic rhinitis is an inflammatory disease of the nasal mucosa and therefore can give rise to regional lymphadenopathy (swollen glands). This is the body's defense mechanism in walling off an inflammatory disease.
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