The lymphatic system is the system in the body used to filter out infection and bad bacteria that are harmful to the body. When a lymph node is swollen, it is often being overworked and is trying to fight an infection. Typically when you have a swollen lymph node, there is some underlying infection that will either be fought off, will show itself in a less severe form, or will completely beat out the lymphatic system, and you will get the full blown sickness.
It can also be a sign of kidney problem, which affects the renal-lymphatics system. Could mean kidney infection, kidney damage/failure, kidney stones, cancer, lymphoma, Diabetes, or diet (especially bad sugars: fructose and alcohol). Marijuana gets stored in the lymph nodes. I don't know if that would cause swelling, but it's good to know as a possibility.
Definitely go to a doctor sooner rather than later, and don't let them assume it's just a virus or bacteria. All other possibilities should be discussed, and tests should be done. It's important to be completely honest about everything you put into your body, including alcohol, marijuana, over-the-counter drugs, illegal drugs, and diet (especially bad sugars: fructose and alcohol). Patient-doctor confidentiality makes it safe to be completely honest.
A cold sore itself can cause swollen lymph nodes.
Some symptoms of swollen lymph nodes include fever, runny nose, swollen limb, night sweats, sore throat, skin infections and some others depending of the location of the swollen lymph nodes.
It depends on where your body is swollen. Lymph nodes are everywhere.
Yes, lymph nodes can cause your head to hurt. Especially if the nodes are swollen. They also can cause a sore throat, neck stiffness, and back ache.
You may be getting sick with a flu of some sort if your lymph nodes are swollen.
Yes, swollen lymph nodes could be a symptom of infection.
body aches, swollen lymph nodes, headache, fever, fatigue and occasionally a sore throat
UTI does not typically cause swollen lymph nodes. If you have pain when you urinate and swollen lymph nodes in the genital area, see your health care provider ASAP for an accurate diagnosis.
For swollen lymph nodes, I wouldn't relay on anything OTC. Get to your doc right away.
Some symptoms of problems with the spleen and lymph nodes are itching, fever, chills, and swollen lymph nodes.