The Symptoms of Inflammation Of The Lymphatics

Enlargement of a lymphatic gland, forming a painful lump usually felt in the side of the neck, in the arm-pit, in the knee, or in the groin, from which may be seen radiating reddish lines having a cord-like feeling.

The Causes of Inflammation Of The Lymphatics

A poisoned wound, as a scratch received while dissecting or making a post-mortem examination. Absorption from an ulcer or a malignant disease is a common cause of lymphatic enlargement.

The Treatment of Inflammation Of The Lymphatics

Hot fomentations or warm compresses constitute the best treatment. It should be continued until the enlargement disappears or softens. When softening occurs, the part should be promptly lanced to evacuate the matter contained.