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How to manually drain your neck lymph nodes

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
No help needed: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes : The back of the scalp.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Nodes: Under the skin . They mainly drain the scalp but can become enlarged with systemic illness.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't think so.: Not sure what you mean. Chronic rashes occur wherever they may without general regard to lymph drainage. The lymph node drainage of the head is gene ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, with correct: antibiotic. If the antibiotic is effective against the organism causing the lymph node infection, the swelling of the nodes will subside.
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A 50-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Treat the cause: Swollen lymph nodes are usually due to an infection in the area and some times due to tumors such as lymphoma. It is not feasible to know the casue wi ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cause?: Sometimes the lymph nodes are swollen from an infection in the head/neck area. If that's the case then the underlying infection needs to be treated. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not necessary: There are many causes of lymph node in neck- like infection, inflammation, autoimmune disease, malignancy etc . Infection/inflammation will be the mos ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Vasa
26 years experience Infectious Disease
See doctor: You should be seen by your doctor to make sure exact cause of lymph node enlargement and sinuses. There are always many causes of lymphnode enlargemen ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Very important: The commonest cause of lymph nodes enlargement under the jaw is infection in the tooth, gum or other structures in that area. However after 50 years o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big for the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually they are in-: -the front of the neck, not behind. If there's lumps in & around Ur C-spine they R not lymph nodes.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Some people react to deodorant as an irritant and others may be allergic to the contents of the deodorant stick. In either case body may react against ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
You need a medical e: A medical examination is advised in order to find out the cause of enlarged nodes. It can be due to an infection or cancer. Your doctor can tell the c ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
No. : That's pretty far away Usually lymph modes in the same region will swell. But not far away in the neck.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably not: But it can feel like it w/ globus pharyngis. Slowly drink tepid water to show that a passage is clear. A likely reason is anxiety which psychotherapy ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Boils, or skin infections (dermal infections) can as most infections cause local lymph nodes to swell.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
See MD: Get in to see your MD or the nearest urgent care facility. Once you get the lymph nodes involved, you are past watch and wait. It is time for an exper ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Must be evaluated: There is no way for you personally to know the cause of swollen lymph nodes in your neck. You should visit your doctor the great majority of the time ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not ususally: There are lymph nodes in various places and you generally have no reason to seek them out. Even the tonsils are lymph tissue.

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