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How To Beat A Painfully Swollen Lymph Node
Flu and swollen, painful lymph node on right side of neck. It hurts to swallow. How long will lymph node be swollen and causing so much pain?
Ingrown hair got infected and caused the lymph node nearby to become a bit painful (groin). Is it safe to exercise (run) with a swollen lymph node?
Yes: If you can tolerate the exercise, it would be appropriate. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Cold sore on tongue caused a swollen lymph node under jaw. No longer painful but lymph node stayed and it wont go down. Is the lymph node a problem?
Not necessarily: You could watch and wait. If the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, you should see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Several things: An infection is the most likely cause, but other things can cause swollen lymph nodes as well....Your doctor needs to examine you and possibly run some tests to determine the cause before it can be treated.... ...Read more
Got a Swollen Lymph Node underarm how long does it take to go down ? Lymph node been swollen for 5 weeks
Need to examine: The lymph nodes enlarge in response to some lesion in the area drained by the node. It would be prudent to see a doctor to ascertain the cause of the enlargement and treat the cause. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Did my lymph node become enlarged because I keep poking at it? How do rashes relate to enlarged lymph nodes?
No effect of poking: Enlarged regional lymph nodes essentially immune to the effect of local poking. They enlarge, become firm and can increase in number secondary to inflammation, primary or metastatic tumor to nodes. In the presence of a rash nodes will not enlarge unless break in skin from rash allows lymphatic invasion of bacteria or the rash is a reflection of a malignant skin lesion with spread to nodes. ...Read more
Sometimes: Lymph nodes are commonly felt in the head and neck because they are not buried in fat or muscle like they are in the rest of the body. Skin irritation,bug bites,acne and or illness can cause transient swelling in nodes. They usually enlarge/shrink over a 3-6 wk cycle but may persist when the triggering problems remain. ...Read more
I have a swollen preauricular lymph node about 1.1cm and it tends to swell every now and then and becomes really tender to touch. ?
I had a swollen lymph node behind ear.took antibio.now lymph node is moving inside ear.dont see a visible lump but I can feel by touching.recovering?
YES: You inflame it but why is it there? ...Read more
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" 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 they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.
See doctor: You may be having either of two, bug bite or swollen lymph node near collarbone . But lymph node may be painful to touch and warm while bug bite may be red ,slightly swollen.Your health provider will be able to decide and treat you as needed ...Read more
Feel them: Place your finger tips into the arm pit the area closer to the chest than the hand. Deep palpation with a little pressure the nodes will feel like a soft pea if they are swollen. Sometines they are hard. If you do feel nodes have your doctor check as well ...Read more
Usually inflammation: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck are the sign of some form of pathology. Nodes don't enlarge spontaneously. When there is a malignancy of the oral cavity that spreads to lymph nodes they enlarge, become matted, and for the most part fix to jugular vein. Painful nodes are the sign of inflammation such as oral cavity or pharynx unassociated with tumor. Antibiotics may be necessary for control. ...Read more
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