The lymph nodes in the neck are typically not a part of our anatomy that we closely monitor. However, when we are ill, the presence of these lymph nodes becomes suddenly apparent as pain and swelling are often present. If you are struggling with complications associated with a sore throat, and if you have sore throat swollen glands, it is important to treat this condition as the lymph nodes in the neck may soon become bothersome.
The lymphatic system in the body is responsible for not only warning us of our natural fight against infection, but the lymph nodes are also responsible for maintaining our immune system. When the immune system of the body becomes compromised, the lymph nodes work in overdrive to fight infection, releasing large amounts of lymphatic fluid. If your body is struggling to fight this infection, then swollen glands in and around the neck will ensue and other symptoms often accompany this complication.
While there are many ways to fight infection naturally, if you have phlegm in the throat, sore throat swollen glands, and if the lymph nodes in the neck are painful, it may be prudent to speak with a medical professional about the need for supportive therapy. Vitamins, diet and plenty of fluids can help to promote further recovery from infection but infections at this level, when lymph nodes are working in abundance, will require antibiotic therapy to help the body fight infection.
In some very rare cases of sore throat swollen glands, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, there could be a risk for greater life threatening complications including the possible risk for malignancy in the throat and neck. While this is rare under these types of health complication, it is prudent to meet with a health professional to determine if you need further studies to rule out life threatening health complications.
While the lymph nodes will intermittently swell from time to time, the complications with prolonged swelling and pain should be evaluated further. Using natural remedies to fight infection may be prudent but, ultimately, you may need antibiotic therapy to resolve sore throat swollen glands and swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck.
Sources: Ioachim’s Lymph Node Pathology, by Harry L. Ioachim