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can my cedar allergy cause a swollen lymph gland?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Commonly seen in children, allergies can cause lymph nodes to swell. Allergic antibody is actually produced in lymph nodes. Tonsils and adeoids can also swell in response to allergies.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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