Nowadays, there are so many different diseases that are difficult to discover on time. However, there is one simple way in which you can check if you have some bacteria, parasites or even cancer in your body. All you have to do is to press specific points on your body.
In many cases, swollen lymph nodes are a sign that a person is affected by cancer. They are located on the neck, around the head, armpits and groin. Enlarged lymph nodes may even form lumps behind the ear.
The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes, lymph vessels and organs (spleen). The primaty role of lymphatic system is to:
- absorbing excess fluid, fats and waste
- fight infections in the body
- fight against bacteria
You have noticed that when you wake up, usually your face is a bit swollen. The reason is poor lymph flow. When the lymphatic system is burdened with waste which is ending up in the nodes and spleen, it comes to swelling and blocking of their function.
If you are frequently ill and you catch colds and infections, it may be a symptom of improper functioning of the lymphatic system.
If you notice swollen lymph node on the neck, it may be a symptom of a common cold or infection, but it might be something more serious like cancer.
How to identify swollen lymph nodes?
They can be in a size of small pea bean or in the size of a cherry. However, you don’t need to panic immediately if you notice swollen lymph node because it is not always an indicator of a disease. For example, they can be in the size of a pea bean and still be normal.
Sometime they swell double or triple in size and then they are easily indentified by a simple touch.
You will experience the following symptoms:
- Pain or tenderness when you touch them
- Symptoms of infection such as sore throat, sores in the mouth, fatigue, cough, runny nose, sweating, chills and fever
- Hot, swollen and red skin of the lymph nodes
How to treat swollen nodes?
In order to be sure whether it is a serious disease or juswt a common cold, you should definitely consult with a specialist.
You can use a herbal medicine. For instance, garlic is very beneficial because it is a potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent which has the ability to fight infections and support immune system. Moreover it reduces swelling and inflammation that caused a swelling of the lymph nodes.
If it is something more seroius, do not use garlic but consult and follow the instruction of a specialist.