Swollen lymph nodes in the throat
Behind swollen lymph nodes in the neck can cause various causes - especially often a cold or tonsillitis (tonsillitis) is the trigger. An infection of the upper respiratory tract also affects the lymph nodes in the throat: they swell up and are sensitive to pressure. The swelling creates the feeling of having a thick neck.
Location of swollen lymph nodes gives hints
The exact location of the swollen lymph nodes can usually provide initial clues to the underlying cause. Swollen lymph nodes in the front of the neck may indicate inflamed tonsils or a diseased lower throat, as well as thyroid, arm, abdominal and thoracic diseases.
In diseases of the chest and abdomen often the lymph nodes are swollen above the collarbone. On the other hand, if the swelling is below the lower jaw, this is probably due to a disease of the oral cavity.
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck and ears
Similarly, the lymph nodes in the neck also swell the lymph nodes on the ear frequently in a cold or respiratory tract infection. In addition, however, other causes - such as an inflammation of the gums - be the trigger.
Also, the lymph nodes in the neck can swell in a disease of the nasopharynx. In addition, as a cause but also diseases of the parotid gland and the scalp in question.
Swollen lymph nodes under the armpit
The lymph nodes in the armpits filter the lymph out of the arms, so they can swell in the hands or the arms if there is local inflammation. In addition, however, a wide variety of infectious diseases can trigger the symptoms. If the swelling persists for a long time, you should definitely see a doctor, because even malignant diseases such as breast cancer, skin cancer or lymph node cancer can make themselves felt by swollen lymph nodes.
When swelling under the armpits should first always be clarified whether it is actually swollen lymph nodes or whether there is no other cause such as a sweat gland abscess.
Swollen lymph nodes in the groin
In the groin, the lymph nodes can occasionally be palpable - even if they are not swollen. If they swell, STDs such as chlamydia infection or gonorrhea may be the trigger. Likewise, the swelling may be caused by inflammation of the feet or legs.
In addition, it is also conceivable that swollen lymph nodes in the groin are triggered by an abscess in the environment. Then the real cause is often an infection in the intestine or anus.