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Doctor insights on: How To Drain Lymph Nodes

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How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

How do you drain lymph nodes in neck?

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" 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

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How can I drain my lymph nodes naturally? This is just to treat a cold that is already one week old and causes extreme fatigue.

How can I drain my lymph nodes naturally? This is just to treat a cold that is already one week old and causes extreme fatigue.

Maybe Unnecessary: While it would be okay to use warm moist heat and short-duration gentle massage on enlarged lymph nodes, I do not feel that will "treat" your cold or speed recovery. Lymph nodes are basically reservoirs for debris from a virus/bacterial infection. I would encourage conservative measures for a cold such as rest and otc medications. If symptoms persist, see a medical provider. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes in back of neck and what do they drain?

Where are lymph nodes in back of neck and what do they drain?

Nodes: Under the skin . They mainly drain the scalp but can become enlarged with systemic illness. ...Read more

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Swollen ing lymph node with off and on pain in inner thigh-going down. Does this mean it's draining or more lymph nodes swollen down thigh?

Swollen ing lymph node with off and on pain in inner thigh-going down. Does this mean it's draining or more lymph nodes swollen down thigh?

See doctor: If you have unexplained lymph node enlargement without improvement for more than a couple of weeks , you should consult your doctor re. the cause. ...Read more

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Please put in perspective: Concerned about tattoo ink draining in lymph nodes (laser removal). Do the nodes trap worse things? (Ie environment)

Please put in perspective: Concerned about tattoo ink draining in lymph nodes (laser removal). Do the nodes trap worse things? (Ie environment)

No Worries: Your lymphatic system is made to basically "take out the garbage". May it be bacteria from an infection or ink from a laser treatment, the lymph system clears these from your body. The treated ink is trapped in the lymph nodes and transported by the lymphatic system to the large veins in your body and then secreted out. This is how your body gets rid of unwanted cells. ...Read more

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As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?

As the majority of lymph nodes drain on left side of head/neck, is there a significance to having a chronic rash situated on the left side of the neck?

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 generally symmetric. ...Read more

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My niece has suffered from systemic lupus and rosai-dorfman for 14 years. How can her swollen lymph nodes be drained? By whom?

My niece has suffered from systemic lupus and rosai-dorfman for 14 years.
How can her swollen lymph nodes be drained?  By whom?

Nothing to drain: They are solid lymph nodes enlargement that are formed from histiocytes-. They are not abscess where they are filled with pus - so really , there is nothing that you are going to drain here. Discuss treatment options in detail with her doctor that may include chemotherapy agents, plasmapheresis etc. Read more at www.Histio.Org. ...Read more

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I have a fever blister and swollen lymph nodes and just don't feel good, is that pretty normal with a fever blister? Just feel drained.

I have a fever blister and swollen lymph nodes and just don't feel good,  is that pretty normal with a fever blister?  Just feel drained.

Not really...: Ususally there's no lymph node swelling or systemic symptoms ("feel drained") in recurrent oral herpes (fever blister, cold sore). But outbreaks often are triggered by infections that cause these symptoms. Probably that's what's going on. A brand new herpes infection could do this, but unlikely with only a single sore and no new exposure. See doctor if symptoms severe or last more than 3-4 days. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Hard, fixed lymph nodes in neck. U/s stated nodes appeared normal. Can u/s distinguish a hard node from soft node? Can u/s detect nhl?

Neck masses: Other than lymph nodes in neck are commonly thyroid nodules, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas. If you can feel these masses in your neck, have your doctor order a ct or mri. Ultrasound is particularly good at telling whether a mass is solid or cystic, not hard or soft. ...Read more

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Why do we have lymph nodes?

Why do we have lymph nodes?

Part of immunity: Lymph nodes are an essential part of our immune system. They not only generate precursor cells to what is termed "fixed tissue immune" processes, but they aid in formation of antibodies, they help fight any foreign materials in our body and they may be helpful in fighting certain tumors. We have a very complex and effective system to help combat disease and they are a big part. ...Read more

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Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

Pneuomia affect lymph nodes?

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

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Could i irritate my lymph nodes?

Could i irritate my lymph nodes?

NOPE: You can, however, make them painful if you keep poking at them! (It's called "lymphadenitis") Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

Can my lymph nodes be scaring me?

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

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Are ther lymph nodes in your back?

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

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Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

Can you feel supraclavicle lymph nodes?

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

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