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Ultrasound shows enlarged submental node, advised ascorbic acid. Best home remedies?

How long an enlarged submental node will be gone. For 3 weeks it s still there. Have ultrasound and results shows consider enlarged submental node . Advice to take ascorbic acid . Peripheral smear is ok. What is the best home remedies to do. Hot or cold compress? Advice to put hot compress on the area, I checked in internet, cold compress is better. Also I read castor oil is good to put in node.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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Submental lymph node is located just below the chin.The lymphatic drainage from the tip of the tongue, lower lip,floor of the mouth,skin of cheek,salivary gland, teeth will go to the submental nodes.
The lymph node swelling can be localised or generalised that is swelling in other lymph nodes in the body. Three weeks is a long time. As the infection subsides the lymph node swelling also decreases.
Since the swelling is still there from 3 weeks i would advise that you visit your doctor. Your doctor may perform a small test called as lymph node biopsy & examine the lymph node biopsy sample under microscope to find out the exact cause of submental node enlargement.
Wish you a good health.
Answered: Mon, 29 Oct 2012
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