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Can You Use Castor Oil To Reduce Swollen Lymph Nodes
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Not at all: 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" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation created when they react. Castor oil will have no effect. ...Read more
Days-to-months: Depending on the cause of the swelling of the lymph nodes, they can last for days-to-months (for infections.). ...Read more
See your doctor: Any child with enlarged lymph nodes should have a visit to his/her pediatrician. Most enlargement of lymph nodes are what we called reactive enlargement, because it is usually associated with an infectious process, like sore throat, ear infection, etc. Now, enlargement of lymph nodes that are persistent, above certain size or in certain places can be the the first sign of more severe diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible tumor: Lymph nodes enlarge due to presence of infection, primary neoplasms of nodes or metastatic disease to nodes. With an inflammatory process, over time the nodes will regress especially if inf. treated. If nodes persist, feel firm, have enlarged somewhat, then bx indicated to rule out source of problem ...Read more
Medical eval: Global lymphadenopathy is not normal. Recommend medical assessment to know. ...Read more
Lymphadenopathy: If lymph nodes are sufficiently enlarged they can impinge upon and obstruct passages otherwise open, extend their disease (if any) into adjacent structures or damage them with pressure. Much of this obviously depends upon the cause of the lymphatic enlargement. If this is malignancy it is very different than reactive lymphadenopathy. Good luck. ...Read more
Need physical exam: Swollen lymph nodes are never normal. You really need to be examined by a physician to figure out what is going on. Many times, infections can be the cause of swollen lymph nodes in the groin but there are many other causes. Please don't wait and ask your pcp to take a look and help you figure out what is going on. I hope this helps. Best wishes, ariel. ...Read more
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