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Doctor insights on: Ice Or Heat For Lymph Nodes

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Should i ice or heat a swollen lymph node?

Should i ice or heat a swollen lymph node?

Neither: The question should be why is it swollen and address the cause. Local heat or cold does not help. ...Read more

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I have enlarged lymph nodes in my groin and throughout the day I get a feeling like ice water dripping on my leg. Should I see my doctor about this?

I have enlarged lymph nodes in my groin and throughout the day I get a feeling like ice water dripping on my leg. Should I see my doctor about this?

Enlarged lymphs node: Is this diagnosis from your doctor? Yes, please see your doc. He/she will diagnose and treat as needed. Peace and good health. ...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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Do lymph nodes itch?

Do lymph nodes itch?

Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection. ...Read more

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Where are my lymph nodes located?

Where are my lymph nodes located?

Everywhere: 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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Does pneuomonia affect lymph nodes?

It can: Depending on the organism involved, local lymph nodes may be enlarged due to inflammation. Viral pneumonia may be associated with general enlargement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What does the lymph nodes do for you?

What does the lymph nodes do for you?

A lot!: Lymph nodes are organized aggregates of lymphocytes with the main purpose to detect and inactivate foreign antigens arriving via lymph, collected principally from those organs in major contact with the environment (skin, respiratory and gastro-intestinal tract). They are involved in mounting a destructive response to the antigens and clearing them from the system. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes under your chin?

Are there lymph nodes under your chin?

Yes: 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 big should lymph nodes normally be?

How big should lymph nodes normally be?

Usually not felt: 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 painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

Are painful occiptal lymph nodes benign?

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