Recently had ingrown hair to inguinal area, went away but now an inguinal lymph node is swollen. Not painful or red. < 1cm diameter. Is this normal?
Requires examination. Undiagnosd enlarged lymph node requires medical attention.
"Normal" is wrong qu. Non-specific enlargement of a lymph node near any inflammation is common. Absence of pain or redness is reassuring, but continued growth is reason for consulting a Dr.
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...