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Can allergies cause swollen lymph nodes?

Can allergies cause swollen lymph nodes?

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 information...otherwise you will get incomplete answers! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck a symptom of food allergy? I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck several hours after eating chocolate.

Are swollen lymph nodes in the neck a symptom of food allergy? I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck several hours after eating chocolate.

No: It is unlikely to be a symptom of food allergy by itself. But you need to have your swollen glands evaluated by your doctor to determine what is causing them to swell. ...Read more

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Can allergies/sinuses cause swollen lymph nodes? Noticing swollen nodes, but no pain and not feeling sick. Just some sneezing fits and nasal drip.

Yes: Lymph node enlargement usually signifies an immune response and thus may be enlarged from an infection or an allergic reaction. However if the nodes are getting larger or fail to subside after a few weeks, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can cedar allergies cause a swollen lymph node?

Can cedar allergies cause a swollen lymph node?

Yes: Allergic responses can result in swollen glands due to the fact the body is under attack by its own antibodies. This can result in multiple symptoms including swollen glands, congestion, fatigue, digestive problems and asthma. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause a swollen lymph node? I had one behind my left ear. But it comes and goes...

Can allergies cause a swollen lymph node? I had one behind my left ear. But it comes and goes...

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle pain brain fog numbness tingling food alergies eye lid tick chemical allergies swollen lymph nodes and glands inside cheeks?

What causes severe muscle pain brain fog numbness tingling food alergies eye lid tick chemical allergies swollen lymph nodes and glands inside cheeks?

Multiple symptoms: Many times when person develop multiple symptoms, they seek one unifying diagnosis. Unfortunately, one cause may not be the answer. Seek an opinion for each problem. I would start with the swollen lymph nodes. The evaluation of swollen lymph nodes may be best addressed by a general surgeon who might need to perform a biopsy to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for people who have really bad food allergies? I constantly have swollen lymph nodes. Are they related?

What is the best diet for people who have really bad food allergies? I constantly have swollen lymph nodes. Are they related?

Depends on allergy: Any diet that does not contain the substance to which you are allergic is fine. Often the hard part is to figure out exactly what that is. Careful sleuthing with elimination diets can help but it may take more than one challenge to be sure. Frequently food intolerance is not a true allergy (immune reactions), but may have other causes. Allergies do not typically cause enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Can pet allergies cause mildly swollen submandibular lymph nodes? They are very soft and movable.

Can pet allergies cause mildly swollen submandibular lymph nodes? They are very soft and movable.

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in wide pipe?

Swollen lymph nodes in wide pipe?

Wind pipe, u mean?: Enlarged nodes in the chest can be the result of many things, some more serious than others. Rather than speculating and giving you a mile long list, i would suggest you talk to the doc who ordered the scan and ask him/her about the implications of the scan and what to do next. Best to you. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more