Lymph nodes are particles of lymphatic tissue, which is located in a pocket of connective tissue; these are peculiar filters with lymphatic fluid. Lymph nodes are located throughout the body and the entire lymphatic system. Protective cells are stored in the lymph nodes, which trap and destroy cancer and bacterial cells.
Lymph nodes are very important for the immune system, as they are responsible for the fight against germs, viruses and other harmful substances that enter the body.
Symptoms of lymph node enlargement in the neck:
- On the neck appear small bumps.
- Lymph nodes swell up and because of this, it is hard to swallow and talk.
Symptoms of swollen lymph nodes in the neck are usually manifested due to extensive or localized inflammations. But there are cases when an increase in lymph nodes is directly related to cancer. Swollen, inflamed lymph nodes are called lymphadenopathy.
If you have had a cold and diseases that affect the upper respiratory tract, then the lymph nodes in the neck may increase for a while and then return to normal form. It is very dangerous if the lymph node is inflamed on one side only. All this can be signs of severe both infectious and non-infectious diseases. The disease of the lymph nodes and their increase in the neck can contribute to the increase and swelling of the tonsils, salivary glands, parotid glands, thyroid gland and lacrimal glands. If you have similar symptoms, you should immediately seek medical attention.
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck from behind
An enlarged lymph node in the back of the neck indicates inflammatory processes in the body. Thus, swelling in the neck from behind can be associated with a cold, sore throat, tuberculosis or strep throat. In addition, an increase in the lymph nodes in the back of the neck may indicate rubella, toxoplasmosis and other viral infections.
The main symptoms of swollen lymph nodes in the neck behind:
- On the neck, you can feel the soft swelling, which can be painful or do not bother.
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, can talk about a cancer that affects the lymph nodes in the neck.
- The main symptom that accompanies the enlargement of the lymph nodes in the neck is a cold.
It is impossible to avoid inflammation of the lymph nodes in the neck, since it is impossible to protect the body from all germs, bacteria and infections. But preventive measures will significantly reduce the risk of inflammation of the lymph nodes in the neck at the back.
Do not start the treatment of viral infections and bacterial diseases. Be sure to go to the doctor if redness appears on the neck.
Follow the basic rules of hygiene: wash your hands, eat healthy foods, do not contact with people who are carriers of diseases.
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