Is There A Connection Between Acne And Swollen Lymph Nodes?

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, is there anything to do with acne with swollen lymph nodes on the chin? If so, what caused the swelling of the kgb in the chin, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Helen,


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Acne occurs due to inflammation of the pilosebaceous glands on the surface of the skin. Usually, this condition can appear as blackheads, papules (red rash), pustules (pus-filled bumps), nodules (reddish bumps), or cysts (watery bumps under the skin). Mild acne shouldn't cause lymph nodes to swell. However, if the acne is deep and severe (for example, acne nodules or cysts), then in some conditions this can lead to inflammation of the lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), causing lumps to appear. If lymphadenitis appears in the chin area, the cause can be acne that grows around the face or neck.


Apart from acne, there are many other conditions that can cause the lymph nodes in the chin to swell, for example:

Lymphadenitis due to other causes, for example:

Primary infection in the lymph nodes themselves, such as due to tuberculosis, syphilis
Secondary infections in other organs, such as tooth and gum infections, cat scratch marks skin infections


Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes)
Leukemia (blood cancer), and so on

It could also be, actually a lump in the chin area appears due to other causes besides swollen lymph nodes, for example due to skin infections (including boils, acne, abscesses), benign or malignant tumors, skin tags, and so on.


Therefore, you need to clarify, exactly what causes the lump. If it is true that it is caused by swollen lymph nodes, that is what triggers it. By knowing this, then proper handling can be done. So, check with your doctor or skin specialist.


Try first to maintain good personal hygiene, including washing your face 2 times a day using a mild anti-acne cleansing soap if you have acne-prone skin types. Do not touch the skin with dirty hands or nails. Nor do squeeze or pick out lumps on the skin (whether caused by acne or swollen lymph nodes). Always maintain your endurance, namely by resting more regularly, exercising regularly, and living a healthy diet.


Hope it helps ..

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