A 36-year-old female asked:
Left side neck swollen gland my head hurts by my ear to my tempo only when i turn and look right my doctor gave me antibiatics is this a infection?
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Family Medicine 19 years experience
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Wound care 37 years experience
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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well.
4.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 5, 2020
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