An inflammation is a (defense) reaction of the body to an injury, irritation or infection. More blood is brought to the respective body part to protect the body. This is why this body part feels warmer, becomes swollen and red and is usually more sensitive. If the inflammation affects the mucous membranes, they secrete more fluid than usual. This helps to wash out the germs that have entered.

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