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Can shaving irritate lymph nodes

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Probably not: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a symptom-based diagnosis characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort and , bloating, It ha ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them! (It's called "lymphadenitis") Hope this helps Dr Z
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Any time you poke an area of the body repeatedly, it will cause discomfort and irritation. The question then is why you are doing it.
A male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: This needs to be seen. A carbuncle needs surgical cure along with antibiotics. You may just have a infected hair follicle or inclusion cyst. See a Doc ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No; another cause!: The submandibular nodes will swell if you have a sore throat or a dental infection. Shaving your head should have no effect on these nodes.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: No it does not. If you lymph nodes are enlarged, see a doctor to determine the cause.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Prob not: While shaving can cause minor cuts in the skin, and therefore theoretically increase risk of a skin infection, which could lead to some swollen lymph ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Not good: Local pimple and infection can cause nodes to, enlarge, depending on bacteria, and infection and duration. Warm compresses, and may need antibiotics ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Difficult to say: There are several things to consider. It could be just run of the mill mild folliculitis...But there is also something called hydradinitis supperativ ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Bilateral lymph node: swelling is not normal and should be evaluated by a health care professional even if you do not feel sick. Make an appointment today.
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