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Swollen lymph nodes under the chin and neck. Could this be due to smoking?

good morning.....i have a question about swollen lymph nodes under the chin and neck area. is it possible it could be from smoking . my son has swollen lymph nodes....2 years ago a lymph node had to be operated on on the side of his was very infected....but there were no specific findings in the tests done afterwards. thanking you.
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

Lymph node can't become swollen just because of smoking.

Lymph from any tissue passes through respective lymph nodes before mixing in main blood stream. These act as barriers.

Whenever there is any infection in the catchment area of lymph nodes, it becomes swollen.

Thus whenever any lymph node is swollen and tender, doctor should examine its catchment area to find out the cause to treat accordingly.

F.N.A.C. test help to identify the cause.

Thanks for trusting Healthcaremagic and posting your query.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

If you have further concerns in this regard, you can submit those with Healthcaremagic as well.

With good wishes,
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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