Why Do We Get Infections In Our Belly Button?

Most people rarely give the belly button a second thought even when taking a bath. This is in spite of the navel being one of the most unique human body parts. According to research findings presented at the Ecological Society of America's 96th Annual Meeting in Austin, TX, the navel is home to one of the largest biodiversity of microorganisms [...]

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Why Would There Be A Lump Under My Armpit?

A lump under the armpit is a good indicator that you have a swollen lymph node. In most cases, lymph nodes swell as they fight bacterial and viral infections. An injury on your hand or a nearby location could cause the lymph nodes under your armpit to swell. Your lymph nodes could also swell if you have paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria [...]

By |June 24th, 2014|Questions|0 Comments

Can Caffeine Cause Lymph Nodes To Swell?

Lymph nodes are bean-shaped glands found throughout the body. Their primary work is to fight infections or germs that invade the body. These glands typically exist under the armpit, behind the ears, in the groin region, as well as under the jaw and chin. However, one may experience swelling after developing an injury or infection near a lymph node. With [...]

By |June 17th, 2014|Questions|1 Comment

How Do Allergies Effect The Lymph System?

In some cases, the body's immune system, which comprises the lymphatic system, can overact to certain allergens such as pollen, certain medicines/chemicals, and even certain foods. When the body notices an allergen for the first time, it normally produces the necessary antibodies including IgE antibodies and B memory cells to fight it. However, when the same allergen appears again, the [...]

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