Are you aware of this sneaky sign that your body is fighting off an infection? (Photo: Getty Images)
When you have a bump or lump beneath the skin, your mind probably jumps to assume it’s either benign — like an itchy bug bite — or very serious — like cancer. But here’s something you may not have realized: That lump could actually be a swollen lymph node, an indicator that your body is fighting off an infection.
Many people are aware that swollen lymph nodes under the chin are a sign of sickness, but most don’t realize that those aren’t the only lymph nodes a person has. It’s understandable, then, that you might be a little concerned if you stumble across a swollen lymph node in a place you weren’t expecting — say, your arm or genitals.
In fact, “we have more than 500 lymph nodes located all over the body,” says Baltimore-area primary care physician Kathryn Boling, MD. Read Full Article: https://www.yahoo.com/health/the-weird-sign-youre-getting-sick-111287730352.html
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