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I bleached my hair 2 days ago with the same

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Dr. Nagamani Ng

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Posted on Mon, 17 Dec 2018 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: I bleached my hair 2 days ago with the same bleach/hair XXXXXXX I've been using for years, the next day I noticed the lymph nodes behind my ears were very tender, today I woke up and they're very swollen,hard and even more painful/sensitive, the left side feels worse than the right side. I'm not sure if that's related to the hair XXXXXXX or if it could be more serious. I have no other symptoms.
Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Wait for 2 more days.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for posting the query

Do you have any other symptoms like evening rise in temperature, weight loss, or any chronic cough, or any decreased weight.

Hair bleach will not cause lymph node swelling.

Lymphnode swelling suggests any underlying infection.

If pain gets worse, or the lymph swelling gets increased, I suggest you to consult doctor for physical examination at the earliest.

Any issue do follow up.

Take care.

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Follow up: Dr. Nagamani Ng 8 minutes later
As i said before I have no other symptoms, just the swollen painful lymph nodes on each side of my jaw. Left side more swollen than right. No other symptoms. It's been 2 days.
Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection

Detailed Answer:
This region swelling of lymphnodes suggests infection of upper respiratory tract infection,

usually nasal pharynx, or upper larynx, ear or buccal cavity.

need not worry un till you get any other symptom, just take precautions like avoid cold food.

Take. tab. Acetamenophen or paracetamol or ibuprofen for pain relief.

Take care.
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