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Doctor insights on: Redness Around A Swollen Lymph Node

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Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

Get it checked: Many possible reasons-too many to discuss here-exist. A good history and physical will help narrow down these possibilities. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

Probably infection: But could be a malignancy or inflammatory condition. Get an exam and blood tests for starters. If doesn't go away, need biopsy. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Lichen planis: There are numerous afflictions that affect the skin of different parts of the body. Skin sores or rashes, genital lesions and ulcers, and oral manifestations are common. If you have any oral lesions or markings of gums, lips or tongue, i would look into being tested for lichen planis. It is similar to some other diseases but not an infection from virus, bacteria, or yeast. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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My left clavicle lymph node has been swollen for 2 years. It sometimes is purple or red. What are the chances of lymphoma?

My left clavicle lymph node has been swollen for 2 years. It sometimes is purple or red. What are the chances of lymphoma?

Low: Jesse, If you have had it for two years, and it hasn't grown much, your chance of lymphoma is low. That being said, it would be best to see your doctor and get a biopsy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Woke up to sensitivity in my armpit, theres a red dot, surrounded by sensitive reddish and swollen area, just on lymph node. spider bit? what to do?

Woke up to sensitivity in my armpit, theres a red dot, surrounded by sensitive reddish and swollen area, just on lymph node. spider bit? what to do?

Not a bite-infection: This is not likely to be a bite. It is more likely a gland or hair follicle that has become infected. Use warm packs and topical antibiotic ointment twice a day. If it is spreading or worsening go into be seen to make sure you don't have an abscess that needs to be drained. ...Read more

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Found a small red tick on my child's neck 3 days ago, she has a tiny red bump and swollen lymph node she is on amoxilin 250mg, should I have concerns ?

Found a small red tick on my child's neck 3 days ago, she has a tiny red bump and swollen lymph node she is on amoxilin 250mg, should I have concerns ?

Treated: Well it sounds like you got the tick out and started treatment right away. Now you do not know what kind of tick this was. So it may not be the kind that sends lymes. You are on the treatment regimen as a precaution anyway. ...Read more