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Can severe allergies cause lymph nodes to swell. One is 1.75 cm. Cervicle. On coroided artery. Been there 2 yrs. ?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Lymph node & allergy

No. Generally allergies do not cause reactions in your lymph nodes with the expception of certain rare hypersensitivity reactions.
Usually i would not be concerned about a gland < 1 inch in diameter, especially if it is not growing in size and does not hurt.

In brief: Lymph node & allergy

No. Generally allergies do not cause reactions in your lymph nodes with the expception of certain rare hypersensitivity reactions.
Usually i would not be concerned about a gland < 1 inch in diameter, especially if it is not growing in size and does not hurt.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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