How do you get a swollen lymph node to shrink?

Natural Remedies for Swollen Lymph Glands

Lymph glands are pea sized glands present throughout the body. These glands contain lymphocytes which are responsible for producing antibodies to fight infections. Swollen lymph nodes mainly occur at the back of the ear, under the chin, in the neck, under the arms and groin. These inflamed glands can also be very painful and annoying. Therefore, it is necessary to take immediate action to cure them.

There are many ways to treat swollen lymph nodes and following are some of the most beneficial cures:

  • In several situations inflammation of lymph nodes are caused as a result of health disorders. In such cases, treat your health condition and the causes that have triggered inflammation of lymph nodes. Swelling will automatically reduce after the treatment of that particular health condition.
  • Treat the gland if it’s a bacterial infection or else you can leave it.
  • Check for the movement of lymph nodes. They should be soft, tender and mobile.
  • Echinacea tea is also a good remedy for swollen glands.
  • Epsom salt water bath is very effective for treating swollen lymph nodes.
  • Castor oil is another great cure for swollen glands.
  • You can even try using apple cider vinegar for reducing inflammation.
  • Quit alcohol and smoking.

answered by J

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