1 doctor weighed in:

Could pierced ear infection spread to armpit lymph node?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
15 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available