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Swollen Lymph Gland Causing Acne
Probably nothing: Acne confined to a shoulder may be from rubbing; we see this in men who bench-press large amounts of weight. Most adults have one or more palpable lymph nodes in the neck, and if they are not rock-hard, fixed to other structures, or growing rapidly, they're best ignored. Glad you're a good observer of the body. Good luck. ...Read more
Could a slightly swollen lymph node at the base of the ear be caused by mild acne in the area, or by a lip that I keep biting on accident? Worried.
Is there a direct connection between a painful, swollen right submandibular lymph node and a bad acne breakout?
Acne/submand swell: Maybe, best to see an ENT or Derm. ...Read more
Probably related...: If, for example, your acne is on your thigh and is somewhat inflamed and your enlarged node is in your groin area on the same side, the white blood cells contributing to the acne inflammation are also causing the enlarged lymph node. If the node is located on a different part of your body (neck), they are most likely not related. ...Read more
My 15 yo has bad acne on left forehead and both sides of his head for 6 mths. 2 mths ago, find a swollen lymph node (<1cm) on left back neck. Related?
See Your Doctor: Acne causes inflammation/infection in the hair follicle units of the skin; reactive regional lymph nodes can occur. Your son's history of "bad acne" would support finding a prominent lymph node in this area however additional features are needed to confirm a benign nature eg. consistency, mobility. See your doctor for definitive assessment & to evaluate adequacy of your son's present acne regimen ...Read more
My husband got a swollen lymph node w/acne in neck,he also got a small rash/cut around anus that bled but healed in a week. Issue if trying for baby?
Hello. I have a swollen lymph node on my right arm near the shoulder, i feel tired, feverish sometimes, nausea and acne on my back. What do you think?
I have a swollen lymph node at the back of my ear due to the infection of acne. I use my hand to prod it a lot. Will this action be harmful?
Probably not harmful: However, the more you prod the lymph node, the more tender it will become. It's best to leave your lymph nodes alone. Try "worrying" a different part of your body if you have a nervous habit of pressing the lymph node area. You could touch your earlobe, for instance, if you absolutely must fiddle with something in the area. See your doctor to make sure the lymph nodes are really acne related. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
See below: Most commonly, lymph glands swell in response to infection and inflammation. This is what they should do as they help the body ward off these conditions. Less commonly but moer importantly, they become cancerous. If they are growing or have been enlarged for longer than 2-4 wekks, see your doctor. ...Read more
If it gets infected: Lymph nodes swell up to help protect the body from outside invasions like infections. If this is not the case your physician can tell about other causes on your examination. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have a swollen lymph node at the side of my neck and last night i discovered that a gland is swollen at the back of my neck what may cause this?
Possible cause of pain in swollen bump (lymph node? Gland?) in l labia major that can be felt from rolling fingers over l outside/top and middle? 22.
Many causes: It is difficult to tell from your description. It is not a lymph node. It could be plug up gland . The best is to see a doc. ...Read more
Swollen lymph node left side back of neck by hair line. I've had it for about 3 weeks maybe longer.. No infection or cold recently. I do get pimples on my scalp from time to time. It doesn't hurt and hasn't gotten any larger has stayed the same. I saw wal
Lymphadenoapthy: Lymph glands can swell and get inflamed during infectious periods or with other medical conditions. If the swelling does not go down after a few days or with treatment of an infection, get checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
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