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A 37-year-old female asked:

Can having sores from dry skin and constantly picking them cause bacteria infection? my dr seems to think that's why groin lymph nodes are swollen

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Yes, of course: Probably your doctor is right. Any break in the skin can lead to infection, which in turn can cause inflammation and enlargement of nearby lymph nodes.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possibly: Breaks in your skin cause portals for infections.

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