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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Replied by Maureen

I hate water! Be it spring water, etc.

I drink Seltzer water that has no salt in it! I drink the Lime flavor and that's how I get my water!

Don't knock it, unless you've tried it!

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

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



Posted by Dordor (Singapore) on 05/15/2009
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I had a very bad case of swollen lymph node near my cheek bone probably also due to 2 mouth ulcers, it was so painful even after 1 course of antibiotics did not ease my discomfort. I decided to try Apple Cider Vinegar after reading much about this miracle drink from earthclinic, it's no brainer to guess what happened next, my lymph node shrunk to the size that i did not even feel its existence. My ulcers healed on the 2nd days i used the ACV.

Posted by Aarina (Seattle, WA) on 04/06/2009
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Amazing! On Thursday evening I noticed pain on both sides of my neck, and began worrying about all the possibilities. By Saturday, I'd realized I was suffering from continually swelling lymph nodes. After reading through the info on this site, I took one shot glass of ACV every four hours throughout the day, along with lots of fresh filtered water. I'm shocked at how quickly the swelling subsided!!!

Replied by Susanna
Jacksonville, Fl

A week ago I was tested positive for strep. I took a zpack, which did nothing but made it worse. After a trip to the ER, pinicillin shot, steroids, another zpack, and 1 week later, my lymph node on my left side is still SO SWOLLEN and tender. It's making everything around it swollen too. To the point where when I try to swallow water, it goes into my nose. Will ACV work to reduce this swelling? I've tried salt water gargles to no avail.

Replied by Mama To Many
Tennessee, Usa

Dear Susanna,

It wouldn't hurt to try the Apple Cider Vinegar for your swollen lymph node, and might help! You can try 1 Tablespon of the vinegar and 1 Tablespoon of honey in a mug of hot water, 2-3 times a day.

If you still have some strep infection, you could try some things for that too. Even if you don't test positive for strep, these things may be helpful. You can add some cayenne pepper to your salt water gargle. (1/4 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon cayenne. ) Do this every other hour. Put some lip balm on before hand so the cayenne doesn't bother your lips. It is very spicy, but very helpful! Also, raw garlic, one clove, minced, 4x a day. (You can put it on toast or in honey. )

Castor oil and or peppermint essential oil often help relieve swollen lymph nodes.

I hope you feel better soon. Let us know what helps!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Donna (Dallas, TX) on 07/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I woke up and I could literally feel my right lymph gland swelling - within 15 minutes it got about the size of a lemon and was starting to hurt and I couldn't move my neck. Not knowing what to do I happened to see some ACV staring me in the face in my fridge and knowing it was good for anything, I took 2 Tbsp. in water. Within 5 minutes the swelling went down and by 15 minutes the pain and most of the swelling was gone. 2 days later, I am continuing to take it 3 times a day and it is much better. I suspect my body is still fighting off the infection. I was amazed.

Replied by Pat
Madison, Al

I am a bit confused. If it is better to have your system alkaline, wouldn'r lemon or ACV make it more acidic? I have a dog with Lymphoma. I am using castor oil on his nodes, but need something to get his nodes reduced further. I have an herbal formula for lymph imporvement, but have seen no change in him. Would appreciate any additional information on the use of lemon and ACV. Again, worried it will make his system more acidic. Thanks.

Replied by Dan
Buffalo, NY

Apple Cider Vinegar, while acidic, signals for your body to make ph buffers to counteract the acidity. This has an outstanding alkalizing effect on the body. Another thing i have found that does this is spirulina, a blue/green freshwater algae, which also has many other nutritious qualities and health benefits.

I just got a swollen lymph node for the first time and I'm gonna have to go get some acv and spirulina. I happen to be out of both....and im fairly confident I wouldn't be in this predicament if I had been taking both regularly. I can only hope as it is extremely uncomfortable.

Replied by Lebrown
Sealy, Tx

This is for Pat from Madison regarding lemons Acid vs alkaline.

I just found this website years after these posts, but just in case you never got an answer Pat and still read this, I wanted to answer your question. Though lemon juice is of acidic nature, (citrus is a weak acid) when it is metabolized in the body it turns alkaline. Lemon and lime juice promote the release of sodium bicarbonate from the pancreas to support enzyme activity. As well as this, lemon is converted to potassium citrate in the intestine which is also alkaline.

Replied by Denise

For your dog, just put Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother into his food or water, if he won't drink it then warm Apple Cider Vinegar a little put it on a rag and apply it to the skin. Personally I would do both. As far as lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar goes for acidity. it's acidic outside the body but alkaline once digested.