Can you drink alcohol when lymph nodes are swollen?
Swollen lymph nodes are caused by inflammation, infection or cancer. You cannot drink alcohol when your lymph nodes are swollen because it contributes to the pain.
The "knots" in your armpits are swollen lymph nodes and your throat may have swollen glands as well as swollen lymph nodes. This is very concerning since the lymph nodes swell indicating infection or major illness. Lymph nodes carry lymph fluid and white blood cells throughout our bodies. Certain infections, and certain cancers travel swiftly through the lymph system, thereby causing them to swell.