Question by  Masheda (36)

Could you get a swollen lymph node due to a seasonal allergy?

Or is this a symptom of something worse?


Answer by  carbm65 (100)

A swollen lymph node can be caused by seasonal allergies and no reason for concern. Continual palptation or proding of the node can also cause it to remain swollen. Simple over the counter allergy medications can help reduce the swelling. However if the the swelling persists past allery season or increases in size, a doctor should be consulted.


Answer by  Michele13 (1188)

You can certainly get a swollen lymph node due to allergy because the lymph nodes function to fight infection.This is how they normally react when an invasive antibody enters the bloodstream.Sometimes,though,diseases such as the mumps, do cause swollen lymph nodes,so see a doctor if you are concerned.


Answer by  SpaceMunkee (245)

Allergies are the result of your body's defense mechanisms overreacting. Lymph nodes swell in response to your immune system responding to something around them. It is possible it is due to your allergy, but, especially if you have new/worse symptoms than normal, you should see a doctor to be safe.


Answer by  symphonyparis (493)

Of course you can and yes it may be. When the body is trying to fight something it throws everything it has at it, becoming sort of a one track mind, so to speak. Anything the body feels is an irritant is going to engage the defense. Consult a doctor if it has gone longer than a few days.


Answer by  asianal (397)

Yes, allergy's can cause lymph nodes. Honestly i have one below my ear right now, and i believe that it is from the seasonal allergy's. It hurts when i sleep.

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