Can acne cause swollen lymph nodes? | Skin Perfection

Can acne cause swollen lymph nodes?

No doubt acne can be a nasty condition to deal with. For those who have never had to worry about spots the struggle is unimaginable. When in reality acne can turn into a nightmare for those who have to live with its highest grades. Not to mention other symptoms it can trigger, one of which is swollen lymph nodes. You may wonder if that’s right, can acne cause swollen lymph nodes? Yes, acne has the ability to put a strain on the lymphatic system too. 

Can acne cause swollen lymph nodes?

Acne is a very common skin condition, particularly in younger people. While suffering from this condition pores and follicles in the skin become blocked with oil and dead skin cells which form a layer called a comedone. This can cause a lump on the skin which can become infected and inflamed. Infections can cause swelling in the linked lymph nodes.

But not only acne can affect your lymphatic system, the process is true the other way around. When your body is dealing with excess toxins and hormonal imbalance, you may experience acne breakouts.  When the lymphatic system is blocked and fluid is building then it can be your skin what suffers the consequences. As the toxins are stuck under the skin breakouts of acne can be triggered mainly along the jawline and chin. 

How to get rid of lymphatic acne?

  • Consistent daily exercise
  • Get at least 7-8 hours quality sleep every day
  • Massaging your lymph nodes and activating them daily around your face (use a facial massage tool to drain your lymphs like a gua sha)
  • Acupuncture, lymph drainage massages or cupping all move your lymphatic system
  • Deep breathing techniques
  • Yoga, stretching and jumping exercises have been found to be especially beneficial
To learn more about your acne grade, why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will be able to advise you further?

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