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How to treat a swollen lymphnote in your ax?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: What's causing it

Important to figure out what's causing the swollen lymph nodes.
Can be infection to something alot more serious. Need to review causes with your doctor.

In brief: What's causing it

Important to figure out what's causing the swollen lymph nodes.
Can be infection to something alot more serious. Need to review causes with your doctor.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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