Lymph nodes are small glands that exist around the body and they are usually bean shaped - found in neck, underarms, etc. Enlarged lymph nodes may occur as an allergic reaction or reaction of the body against some kind of food, cream or other similar factors. It also happens because of bacterial or viral infections.
HOW IS ENLARGED LYMPH NODES DIAGNOSED?
Swollen glands may be a sign of something just regular like infection - but diagnosis includes x-rays and scans to double check risks of cancer. In extreme cases, biopsy may be done.
HOW IS ENLARGED LYMPH NODES TREATED?
The treatment for the enlarged lymph nodes may include antibacterial ointment application along with consumption of antibiotics in many cases. The general physician may also ask you to avoid certain foods and alter diet for a while. The recovery period is about 1 month.
DID YOU KNOW?
Any swollen or enlarged lymph nodes that don't go back to their normal size after a month need to be further investigated.