How to Treat Swollen Lymph Nodes Using Natural Remedies

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Posted by Davie (La, Ca) on 06/29/2012

I had a barium swallow and follow through procedure. Two days later I had a swollen lymph node and I tried the apple cider vinegar it worked quickly. I was highly impressed.

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Posted by Ley (Birmingham, Alabama, Usa) on 06/25/2012

Hi, I've begun taking the apple cider vinegar for an infection that had moved into my lymph nodes. I had improvement after 60 seconds and the problem was solved completely within 3 days. (I'd had the infection for a year. ) I've continued taking it and even increased the dose - a capful in about an ounce of natural juice 3 or more times a day, sipping throughout the day. It's an enormous help with chronic pain and I'm hoping that it will end an issue with an ovarian cyst (??).

Quite grateful to Earth Clinic for the shared worldly knowledge. Thank you so very much for making this site available!

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Posted by J (Seattle, Wa) on 06/20/2012

Hello all, I hope someday my story will help someone who has gone through what I have.

For over a year, the glands on both sides of my neck, and also on the back of my head have been swollen, which made me scared that something was wrong. I had blood work done and also saw a healer, nothing came back as serious, but still, your glands swell up only because your body is fighting something.

I bought organic Apple cider vinegar. I take a shot in the morning, and have only been doing this for two days. The glands are no longer swollen! Within two days, the ACV has worked a miracle and I no longer have swollen glands!

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Posted by Blondetwit (Kelso, Wa, Usa) on 01/06/2012

Suffering from a bad cold that turned to pneumonia, the glands on the left side of my neck, getting horribly bad to the point of concern of needing to go to the emergency room, I found this site, drank the ACV in water, and ohmygosh! At about 15 minutes the pain had abated about 50%, now, at about 45 minutes, it's abated about 75%!!! I'm sure now I'll asleep tonight and continue to get well. Thanks for all the posts on this!!!

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Posted by J T (Melbourne, Australia) on 12/07/2011

Hello I was reading the threads for Swollen Lymph nodes and under Ted's recommendations as the Lymph nodes under my chin to the left of my face have swollen to 3 times normal for 5 weeks now.. I still don't know what is causing it though the CT showed no serious ailments..... Amoxil and Doxcycylin didn't work so I tried Apple Cider Vinegar. I just started drinking swigs from the bottle an organic brand here called Macro... I have so much energy today I feel something is definitely improved in those area regarding ACV.... I am also a firm believer in Calcium Ascorbate... Pure VIT C and have been taking that as well.... I recommend take the AC vinegar with some suitable foods as its a bit strong or mix with other suitable juice or water... I am going to keep taking it. I felt like I was sweating out an infection overnight and hope in time this marvelous tonic called AC Vinegar might help thank you to everyone who wrote under this topic for Swollen Lymph nodes you helped me!! Cheers all the best to you...Jane

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Posted by Minkxy (Brooklyn, Ny) on 04/09/2011

Just wanted to say that after having a bad cold, I could not get rid of a rattle in my chest accompanied with cough. Knowing no medicine could solve it, it didn't do anything. I woke up one day with my glands so swollen. I knew whatever had flowed into them. Got online, and found this site. Tried the ACV, WOW in 1 minute right side was gone. 6 hrs for other. And my cough and rattle disappeared. A few weeks later I felt it coming on again. Some ACV and water, some keifer the next day.... All gone. Thank's earth clinic and commenters!

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Posted by Mommainternet (Wake Forest, Nc) on 03/26/2011

Thank you for the advice everyone shared. Had swollen glands and sipped about 3 tablespoons of the ACV - within a half an hour they had greatly reduced. I never expected it to happen so fast. Continued to take the same dose over the course of the day every 4 hours and again the following day. Feel so much better. Can't say how many times this site has helped me.

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Posted by P (California, Usa) on 03/03/2011

Thank you for ACV advise, I've been having swollen gland for days now but it's finally cure by taking ACV. (practically overnight) I've been using ACV to help my son w/his sinus infection, which has been working really well. We've been able to avoid going to the dr and antibiotic because of this. We paired it w/ manuka honey from New Zealand which work as natural antibiotic. At any rate, I'm really glad ACV able to get rid of the swollen gland. Thanks again!

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Posted by Onegreeneye (San Diego, Ca) on 10/10/2010

First I tried Lavender Oil, on neck, jaw line, behind ears, it tingled, started working, then tried ACV. One day later, feeling way better, & surprisingly this is the second late night 4 me.. B4 I was fatiged- worth a try.. So worth it.. If u have facial jaw pain, soreness.. For a year I suffered, now better, & swelling is down.

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Posted by Bernardo (Rochester, Ny) on 10/06/2010

I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck about one month after quitting smoking. I read about apple cider vinegar and decided I had nothing to lose besides about $5. I took three shots the first day and one shot every day after that, one week later the swelling is down and I feel much better. I definitely recommend giving this a try before anything else.

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Posted by Lilah (San Diego, Ca) on 01/08/2010

The Apple cider vinegar works for Swollen Lymphs. I tried the baking soda an salt it didnt do anything but when i tried the ACV my neck instantly felt better thanks for the home remedy.

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Posted by Lindsay (Somewhere North, Oklahoma) on 12/05/2009

Man am I glad this site exists. Couldn't get back to sleep last night because my swollen lymph nodes were KILLING me (granted, smoking a hooka with a bad cough/cold was not a good idea but nonetheless I was in pain). I found this page and found (somehow) some apple cider vinegar and like magic in less than 3 minutes my pain was completely gone.

Seriously, thank you and keep the home remedies coming!

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Posted by Martha (Phoenix, Az) on 09/29/2009

I am 30 years old and recovering from cellulitis/staph infection. The lymph nodes in the groin area of the leg where the infection began have been really swollen, limiting range of motion and causing significant discomfort walking, sitting Indian style, etc. Yesterday I took 2t ACV with about 8 0z of club soda (sparkling water) two times. This morning I already notice significant improvement, I can sit Indian style and don't notice any tenderness. I am truly amazed!

Replied by Kay
(In The Valley, Ca)

I understand the ACV, but I don't understand the club soda. Is there anything medicinal in the club soda, or does it enhance the ACV in some way? Just curious. Thanks for sharing.

Replied by Bcnu147

Selzer water is carbonated water with no salt or sugar - much healthier.

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Posted by Ariana Lozano (Sacramento, Ca) on 09/24/2009


I am 28 years old, and this summer I had my first experience w/ a swollen lymph node. I was told to drink hot tea w/ ginger root and a little pepper, and to gargle w/ warm salt water. While the tea was very soothing, there was no decrease in the swelling. After a few days of little improvement, I did some research and decided to try old faithful, Apple Cider Vinegar. They swelling in my throat decreased by half w/in minutes. Since then I have been reading about ACV and its helpful effects. The taste of it does not bother me at all, I love the tanginess, so I've never diluted it in water. I just take a shot out of the bottle. My question then, your website says to sip and not chug. Why? What difference does it make if I sip on it, or take it all at once? especially if I enjoy the taste. I am very curious. Thanks! Ariana

EC: We suggested sipping acv to keep the pH consistently alkaline. Only suggestions, nothing written in stone. Try chugging it and let us know!

Replied by Momma

My daughter has been sick since Sept. fatigued and very painful swollen glands in neck , she has had mono before and we thought it was that again after many tests dr visits no one knows why so praying this will work. Can you tell me if there is a specific type of ACV ya'll are using? And is there a specific amount each time that you should take plus how many times a day? Thank you hoping and praying this works.

Replied by Mama to Many

Dear Momma,

Many on this site use organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. There are many good brands. My personal favorite it Eden. I think it has the best taste. But Bragg's is good too and there are lots of good brands.

For acute sickness in my children, I give them Hot Vinegar Tea several times a day. 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 Tablespoon Honey in a mug of hot water. That is the amount I use for a child 12 or over. For smaller children I give less.

We found Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to work very well for mono, even relapses. I was giving my son, who was 17 at the time, a Tablespoon three times a day. He ate it off the spoon, but didn't like it. :) But he is pretty stoic. He turned the corner in 36 hours.

I massage castor oil into swollen lymph nodes and find it helpful, too.

I hope your daughter feels better soon!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Jess
(Hampton, Nh)


I just had a couple TBL of ACV with honey. The pain is gone but I feel so sick to my stomach. Sipping it may be the way to go.

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Posted by Pat (Kihei, Hawaii) on 07/25/2009

You guys rock! Googled blocked lymph's ( underarms ) came to you.. having had bronchitas and been on antibiotics ( 2 kinds ) I'm looking for something natural, my right arm is in pain.. just put some ACV on a hot washcloth under my arm, a little releif came.. will start drinking these remedies tomorrow morning. Thank you and God Bless you, keep up the good work



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