People are shocked when they are diagnosed with cancer. This kind of shock can help the cancer to expend! One of the reasons to get cancer is the enlarged lymph nodes, especially if they appear in the neck, armpit, around the head, groin and behind the ears.
This nodes are one of the basic parts for the immune system and his ability to protect the body. Their role is to transfer the fluids, nutrients and waste throughout the blood and tissues. The problem is when they are swollen and sometimes you can’t notice them, because they are not causing a pain.
Swollen lymph nodes, especially if they appear on your neck, could mean that you have a cold, but sometimes they can appear due to some serious inflammation, injury or even cancer.
Identify swollen lymph nodes
It is very important to identify the swollen lymph nodes. Their large can be as a pea or as a cherry. If they are less then one cm, it means they are normal. When they are swollen, they become two-three times larger then normal.
- Warm, swollen and red skin to lymph node
- Pain or tenderness when you touch them
- Symptoms such as sore throat, sweating, fatigue, cough, mouth sores ,runny nose, chills and fever
How to treat swollen lymph nodes
If you notice swollen lymph nodes, you should consult a doctor. Also, you can try a home remedy:
Herbal Remedies: Garlic is proven to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help against infections and it also boosts the immune system. That is why garlic will reduce the swelling and inflammation of the swollen lymph nodes.