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Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Please describe treatments for swollen underarm lymph nodes?

Maybe antibiotic: Your immune system will usually drain the lymph noses and they will go back to their normal size. Sometimes an antibiotic may help. ...Read more

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Can fractional laser treatment make my right superclavicula lymph node to be palpable? Treatment made my face quite red and sensitive for few days

Can fractional laser treatment make my right superclavicula lymph node to be palpable? Treatment made my face quite red and sensitive for few days

Let doctor see it.: I just answered the question from the point of view of a pimple on the left. I think the questions are 1) Is it tender? then it probably is secondary to local infection 2) If not, how big is it? The bigger the node the more I would be inclined to biopsy it. You are obviously concerned about this, why not let a doctor have a look at it? ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which part of my underarms should I check for swollen lymph nodes?

Expert opinions? Which part of my underarms should I check for swollen lymph nodes?

The whole armpit: 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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What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

Hydradenitis: There are various treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), a recurrent and suppurative disease, but none is wholly satisfactory or effective. There have been many reports on the efficacy of biologic drugs for the treatment of hs. The biologics that have been very successful in treating hs are enbrel, humira, and remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

Find the cause first: Problems can range from tendinitis, infection, arthritis , trauma, ligament sprain, gout, tumor, tenosynovitis either septic or aseptic, systemic fluid retention, tight bandage, and others. ...Read more

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With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?

Took treatment for lymph node tb for 9 months and there are still residual lymph nodes on my right neck and recently observed lymph node on left neck?

See doctor: What you described warrants an investigation by additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Please see the doctor who treated you for TB or another doctor. Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Are there many dangers of having a lymph node from my neck removed for biopsy?

Are there many dangers of having a lymph node from my neck removed for biopsy?

Low risk procedure: Removing a lymph node from the neck is a minor surgical procedure, most likely a day surgery or even an office surgery. Like all procedures, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and/or damage to tissue. But the question that must be answered, is what's the risk of not having the information your doctor is seeking? The procedure may guide treatment, and will hopefully provide reassurance. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Ask your doctors: There are many medical treatments your therapist can offer you if you ask. Most times they may advise you to use of oils/ creams to treat dryness of the skin and flaky skin which will relieve the itching. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for enlarged lymph nodes?

Are there alternative therapies for enlarged lymph nodes?

You need a diagnosis: You will need to see a health care professional to determine the cause of the enlarged lymph nodes. Only then can therapy decisions be made. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

What are the best treatment for a boil in arm pit?

See Surgeon: Many a times it is sweat gland infection (hydradenitis suppurativa). But, it may a boil. You should see a surgeon and let him/her treat you. ...Read more

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What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

What are my treatment choices for non-hodgkin's lymphoma?

It depends...: Nhl has over 40 subtypes. Treatment depends on dx, stage, prognosis, tumor & patient factors. Dlbcl: r-chop most common fl: observation vs. Rituximab vs. R-chop vs. R-bendamustine vs. Other... That is vague, but there is no general answer. ...Read more

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Does a home remedy or cure exist for arm phlebitis?

Does a home remedy or cure exist for arm phlebitis?

Yes: Heat, elevation and nsaids are all useful but upper extremity thrombosis is so rare that a medical evaluation tio make sure that there is not an underlying serious condition that caused this problem in the first place. ...Read more

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How to cure armpit lymph noids?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Persistence mandates evaluation. ...Read more

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Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Usually surgery: Most brain abscesses require surgery in addition to intravenous antibiotics for several weeks. Rarely, they can be treated with IV antibiotics alone if they are very small in size. Patients with brain abscesses need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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I have 25*14 mm sized cold multi nodular goiter which is benign as per investigation reports. Should i go for surgical treatment?

I have 25*14 mm sized cold multi nodular goiter which is benign as per investigation reports. Should i go for surgical treatment?

Nodular goiter: I would not worry about a nodular goiter if the thyroid blood levels are OK and you are not really troubled by slightly enlarged thyroid nodules. That said, if your doctor recommends thyroid surgery you will be referred to a thyroid surgeon who will tell you what needs to be done or what is not necessary to be done, at least for now. ...Read more