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Lymph Node Infection Armpit
NOT REALLY...: Regional/local lymph nodes can be affected resulting in swelling, pain, hot and tender. These are, pre-auricular, post -auricular, sub-occipital, posterior cervical groups. Lymph nodes are the part of immune system, catch bacteria, kill them and after sometime come back to normal size. If bad infection, lymph nodes can become purulent. Armpit lymph nodes are far away to be involved. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
What could frequent painful lymph nodes in the armpit mean? No other signs of infection present or obvious swelling.
Hard to say!: How long has this been going on? You may be causing irritation from shaving, a harsh soap, or scented soap, cream, detergent or deodorant. This can cause lymph nodes to swell Use unscented products, no fabric softener. Shave only after using a shaving cream or lotion (unscented) to soften, and don't use a dull blade. If the problem does not go away with these measures, see a doc to find out why ...Read more
For the past 8 weeks I have had many lymph nodes in my armpit swell up and go down with no signs of infection. Now there is a hard pea sized lump left?
Probably OK: This probably is good news. Whatever was causing your apparent lymph node enlargement probably is clearing up. It's normal for a few pea sized nodes to persist indefinitely after inflamed lymph nodes settle down, and many healthy people have such lumps in the neck, armpits or groin from distant past infections. But if the diagnosis was unknown or you remain concerned, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
I lost weight, lymph nodes came up behind ear, jaw neck then armpits. I just travelled SE Asia for 1yr. No infection in bloods, rash on neck help!!!
Yes : Depends on where the infection is, ie breast, skin etc. ...Read more
Can a fungal infection under the arm cause persistent axillary lymph node/general swelling of armpit?
Very tiny, enlarged lymph node, left side , not IN armpit but under on ribcage; mobile. Had tooth infection/extraction left lower side of jaw 1.3 wks ?
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