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How to shrink glands swollen due to allergies

By Anonymous July 15, 2017 - 2:08pm
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My husband and I have been having horrible allergies. We both have headaches from allergies. Sides of our heads and necks. How can we calm the inflammation. We take an allergy pill and wash sinuses but heads hurt still. Don't want to get steroid shots

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for writing.

I don't know that there is much more you can do if you don't want to go the route of shots. Allergies are the result of an overactive immune system. In response to a substance like pollen or pet dander, the body’s natural defenses become over-activated to fight the “invader.” Inflammatory reactions to allergens commonly occur in areas including the eyes, nose, and throat.

Swelling in the lymph nodes in the area of the neck, jaw, and throat can sometimes occur. However, swollen lymph glands can also be caused by viral and bacterial infections and other causes. Like the other symptoms of seasonal allergies, swollen lymph nodes eventually go away without causing any problems. If you have lymph nodes that are persistently swollen for several weeks, see your doctor for further evaluation.


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