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What causes inflamed lymph nodes on the neck?
Lymph nodes are the basic components of the human lymphatic system responsible for the production of immune cells. These immune cells neutralize viruses that penetrate the human body from the environment. Inflammation of the lymph nodes on the neck is a condition that is accompanied by many infectious diseases and some pathogens.
Why are the lymph nodes on the neck inflamed?
Lymph nodes located in the neck area are responsible for the processes that occur in the soft tissues of the neck and face, mouth and ears, therefore the most common causes of their inflammation are:
Infectious diseases affecting the respiratory tract and mouth: ARI, flu, tonsillitis, chickenpox, stomatitis, otitis, etc. Continue reading
What is botulism?
Botulism is an acute toxic and infectious disease in which severe damage to the human nervous system occurs. The causative agent of botulism is in the intestine of animals, birds, fish, and from there it gets back to the soil and water. Bacteria of botulism, called anaerobes, live exclusively in places where there is no air, and therefore badly washed, uncleaned, hermetically packaged food is extremely dangerous.
The main danger of botulism is that the toxin blocks the respiratory function of a person, the lack of oxygen provokes the disruption of the work of all internal organs. Botulinum toxin is the most potent biological poison in the world, it is hundreds of thousands times more dangerous than poison, for example, rattlesnake. However, it quickly loses its harmful properties during heating and boiling. Continue reading