I've have swollen & tender lymph nodes under my jaw for a few years and the Dr.'s ignore it. Found the Iodine cure on this website while looking for something else. I painted Potassium iodide on the lymph nodes and the swelling went down within a few hours, as well as the tenderness. Had to paint on again next morning. I've heard Lugol's works better but it hasn't arrived in the mail yet.
Also, took 4 drops in a glass of water on an empty stomach for the stomach flu ( kids have it) and feel better after about an hour. My fingers are crossed.
(Coto de Caza, Ca)
(Frisco , Tx)
(Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
3 nights ago, I noticed that a hard round lump had sprung up behind my right ear, just below the edge of the skull, and it was somewhat painful. Within a couple of hours it seemed bigger and not able to be ignored. I also noted that the soft glands below my chin were swollen (not painful -- and my glands there have been noticeably puffy for the last 40 years, but this was a size increase) and my eyelid on the right side was puffy.
I came to Earth Clinic and looked for ideas -- I have Lugol's 5% iodine and organic peppermint essential oil, so I tried those. I got a tiny pinch of cotton (from some vitamin bottle) and put enough drops of iodine on it to lightly saturate it and bent forward and applied the cotton to the sore lymph node. After getting as much iodine out of the cotton as would squeeze out (it was not soaked enough to trickle out), I took it and rubbed it over the swollen glands under my chin, which painted them brownish.
An hour or so later I got the peppermint oil and a tiny piece of scrunched up paper towel and put a drop or so on that and held it on the lymph node for awhile, moving it around in a bit of a massage, plus running it all around the bottom edge of the skull, and then rubbing the iodine-painted glands below my chin. I did this a couple of times (hours apart) and by the next morning the glands and the hard node were MUCH reduced. Over the next day and a half I repeated about three more times, and now things are pretty much back to normal, at this moment at least. The node behind my ear is still palpable but very tiny and not painful.
My lymph nodes have been very swollen and tender recently, with a burning sensation. Blood tests have all been normal and doctors aren't quite sure what it is yet. To get relief, however, I have been applying topically Lavender Essential oil and rubbing it into my skin over the swollen areas with vaseline. It has really worked to relieve the pain! I'll apply some vaseline, then add 3-4 drops of Lavender oil and begin massaging the area. After a minute, I just feel so much relief. It feels like it has a real calming effect. It works incredibly well if you do this, and then apply mild heat to the area with a heating pad. This has saved me from so much pain while trying to heal my condition!
Okay, I have to start by saying that I am not hawking wares or trying to get anyone to sign up for anything. Just the opposite, in fact.
I am flatfooted, and have had some pain since I was little because of this. There were a number of injuries in my youth that never really healed. To make a long story shorter, the pain stepped up during puberty and I have not taken anything yet that alleviates it much at all. Basically, after 15 years of severe full body pain, frequent illness, and what was thought to be obesity and all the shame and scorn that comes with it, frustration and research lead me to attempt to drain my lymphatic system through very gentle massage.
Two weeks later, I have lost 12-15 inches in circumference without changing my diet or activity level... because my lymph nodes were clogged and the lymphatic fluid built up and stagnated (also known as cellulite).
It takes only a light touch and remembering to massage in counter-clockwise circles from the feet up, or head down, toward the heart, which is a main site of drainage.
I still have more to go and there were a number of other physical problems that developed since this all happened while I was growing, but the difference is so huge it's really absurd. I had no idea how contorted my body had become. It's been real torture -- my arms, shoulders and left leg essentially pinned in stress positions at all times. People who've seen me in the past couple weeks are stunned. I'm stunned.
Labeled as fat for most of my life, I didn't get the help I needed because no one would believe that the problem could be anything but a character flaw. These processed foods are immunosuppressant, and I wonder if they haven't been the main cause for the spike in obesity, diabetes, cancer rates, as well as the increasing number of cases of autoimmune disease. Why would the body know what to do with this junk we find in the store?
Anyway, give it a try on your lymph nodes. I feel better than I have since I was a little girl. My eustachian tubes are opening up, all of my senses are enlivened, and I have more energy as my body is cleansed.
I noticed a change within minutes. You ought to be able to feel the cellulite transform from semi-solid to fluid, and an unblocked lymph node will suck it right up.
I hope this helps some people. I've been massaging obsessively since I learned this, which explains the quick results. I think. But really. Obsessively.
If you can have someone help you with your back, do -- it's better if you can relax. Let's see... oh, and it can't hurt to give it a shot because the worst case scenario is that your body gets a little tlc.
(In The Valley, Ca)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
(Drexel Hill, Pa)
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
In reply to Wendy from Coon Rapids, to clear the lymph gland nodules in your brothers neck, and reduce the swelling there, and clear up his sore throat which is also being caused by the swollen lymph glands; then have your brother go out and pick some mullein leaves, and, or flowers; cut them up, put a hand-full in a quart jar, pour boiling water on them, let cool enuf to drink, and drink 3 cups per day for about 1 week, or longer. The lymph gland swelling should go down, and the sore throat cured.
2nd remedy- echinacea herb. herb, root, or tincture. Make a herb tea of then echinacea, or buy the tincture and take 20 drops three times per day, for 1 or 2 weeks. Can be taken at the same time as the mullein leaf and flower tea.
The swollen lymph glands in the neck [and elsewhere] used to be called "SCROFULA", in the 1700's & 1800's.
Hello. I have multiple swollen lymph nodes with one on the side of my head and one on my forehead. I tried some of the remedies such as using apple cider vinegar but it made my lymph nodes swell up more. However when I tried having vitamin c but it has a minimal effect on the healing process with it sometimes not working at all. I also tried changing my diet with exercise but it seems to have a small effect as well on the healing process. Is there anything I'm doing wrong or forgot to do? Is there another method or remedy for getting rid of my swollen lymph nodes?
I recently came across this site looking for some answers. I had a huge knot rising up under my jawbone. I recently quit smoking, so everything I was reading seemed to fall right into place. I started with the ACV, sea salt, baking soda mixtures immediately with the feeling of elation, as if I had just found a miracle cure. In my situation, the knot had started as a tiny little bump, that had developed into the size of a golf ball within three days. The pain I felt was from the swelling and pressure it was placing on the muscles in my neck and not so much from the knot itself, although the swollen area was tender to the touch. After two days of following every little tip I could find on this site, the golf ball had turned into a lemon, and I now had a massive headache, dizzyness and total body fatigue setting in.
I broke down and went to the doctor. Doctor 1 looked at my neck and drew blood to do a white cell count. He concluded, that it was not a swollen lymph node, but instead, an abscess that needed to be drained. Being that it was located where it was, I needed to immediately go see an ear nose and throat specialist to do this procedure. At this point, I was not really happy about the fact that someone was going to stick a needle into my neck, but the relief I was going to get was well worth any misery that it may cause. Little did I know, this procedure would never take place.
I went to the specialist, who came in and read over the referring doctor's paperwork and then looked at my neck, and told me that I needed to just calm down, and don't worry about anything. He told me that it was not an abcess. It was indeed a swollen lymph node, in the beginning. The lymph node had swollen up, and blocked the salivary gland behind it. The huge knot under my neck was the salivary gland swelling up because it was blocked. I was prescribed a four day steriod pack and sour hard candy to stimulate the salivary gland. I am now on day three and the knot is down to the size of a dime. I feel pretty certain that it will be gone by the end of the day. Sometimes, we do just need to breakdown and go to the doctor.
I currently have swollen lymph nodes, my very helpful scan person told me that there is basically nothing that doctors can do about it. I haven't tried apple cider vinegar, but have recently been swishing with coconut oil, 1 Tablespoon for around 20 minutes. Then spitting out because of toxins that build up during swishing. I have found that from the first day the pain that ran from my jaw to my collar bone has virtually disappeared, and all I have now is a sore throat. Very happy.
i've been oil pulling for three months now. The lumps under my jaw have swollen and i assume they are lymphs. They started swelling about a month into oil pulling, any clues? Thank you
(Central Alberta, Canada)
20 years ago I had several lymph glands that were swollen for at least 6 months. All tests were normal and so was a biopsy. I still get swollen glands sometimes and there are a few things that help. One is peppermint essential oil. I massage it into the gland. (Avoid contact with mouth or eyes. ) Another thing that helps is castor oil. Massage the oil into the swollen gland a couple of times a day. You could alternate with peppermint oil.
One time when I was sick, a gland in my neck was very sore and swollen. I made an herb poultice and kept it on overnight. It helped so much. I mixed 1 part red raspberry leaf and 1 part plantain leaf. I moistened them with hot water and wrapped them in a piece of flannel. I used a bandana or something to attach it to my face. I didn't know about peppermint or castor oil then.
Had I known about these remedies twenty years ago I would have saved myself surgery.
Daily exercise is helpful to keep lymph flowing and so is plenty of water. (Water with Apple Cider Vinegar would kill two birds with one stone there.)
Hope you get some relief.
Pineapples, I was having a lot of trouble with swollen lymph nodes in neck. Pineapple instantly cures the inflammation. And I mean INSTANTLY.
Hi Ted, What is your experience with Rebounding on Trampoline ? Is that suppose to be good for lymph system? Flushing the lymph while stimulating the immune system and defending against cancer and other ailments.
(Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa)
(Somewhere, Alone, Listening To Radiohead)
I have had issues with very painful lymph nodes under arms since contracting lyme many years ago. The homeopathic for unblocking was not working fast enough. In desperation I googled natural remedies for sore lymph nodes and voila this site was at the top. The poor grammar nearly made me go elsewhere but I read on.. Could anything so cheap and simple work? Alas no ACV but I did have red wine vinegar on hand. 2 TBS in water. Amazing, In less than a minute the pain is nearly gone. I am going to read more into alkalinity and natural remedies.
Does rubbing Alcohol help shrink a lymph node?
I decided to add my five cents to this great community. A few years ago my knee was sore and swollen on the backside. Of course, I went to the doctor who referred me to the physiologist. While I was waiting for the appointment (couple months), I was told about this simple exercise specifically for lymph nodes problems.
Every night in bed before falling asleep and every morning before getting up, I was on my back with my legs and arms up in the air, like a puppy when you rub its tummy ;) Relax and shake both arms and legs at the same time about 30 seconds (I count till 40), have a few seconds break if you need and shake again for another 30 seconds.
It took me only three-four days and all soreness and swelling were gone. By the time the invitation for the physio appointment arrived, I forgot why I needed it! I use this simple exercise every time the nodes are sore and it works like a miracle, and each time I am amazed.
Just two days ago I had some viral infection and lymph node in my armpit was sore, I did this simple exercise last night in bed and this morning the problem was gone again. I thought I should share it here. The theory behind this exercise is it helps the lymph actively move around and clear the nodes. Give it a go, you might solve the problem yourself while waiting for the doctor's appointment, like me :)