- What are supratrochlear lymph nodes?
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?
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.