What Causes Swollen Supratrochlear Lymph Nodes?


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  • What are supratrochlear lymph nodes?
Lymph nodes are organs of the immune system that are distributed throughout the whole body. Lymph nodes can be thought of like filters as they trap foreign bodies and fight infections. They can become inflamed if an infection is present in a certain part of the body and it is common to have swollen lymph nodes in the throat during a throat infection. Swollen lymph nodes can also be extremely serious and can indicate life threatening diseases like cancer.
The supratrochlear lymph nodes are located above the elbow. They filter the blood in this area and also the blood that goes towards the middle finger, the ring finger and the little finger.

  • What can cause swollen supratrochlear lymph nodes?
If you have swollen supratrochlear lymph nodes it would suggest that there is something wrong with your fingers, hand or forearm but it is best to see a doctor who can do a full examination to establish the problem. If you have cut your hand and it is infected for example, there is a high chance your supratrochlear lymph nodes will swell.
There could be many problems within the body that could lead to swollen lymph nodes so it is always best to contact a professional. If they are swollen, it suggests that there is some kind of infection somewhere in your body that the lymph nodes are working hard to fight. You may need antibiotics or other medication to help your body fight the infection before it spreads to other parts of the body and makes you very sick.
There are other things that could possibly cause swollen lymph nodes and these include cancer, TB and arthritis and these are some of the reasons why it is so important to visit your doctor and find out exactly what is wrong.
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Septic focus in the medial 3 fingers, medial part of the hand, medial part of forearm, TB, syphilis, rheumatoid arthritis.

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