Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

135 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest an alternative treatment for swollen and painful lymph node near groin between the legs?

Answered by
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 13591 Questions

Posted on Tue, 7 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: Hello, I have a swollen lymph node near my groin on my leg, which only appeared after smoking a bit a marijuana a few days ago. I know that weed doesn't cause lymph nodes to swell up but can lower the immune system at least a little bit, just enough for the bacteria to grow. I has gotten bigger and more painful to tough and makes it unpleasant to walk normally, as I'm a bit overweight and my legs tend to brush together while walking, which is only making it worse. I take five different medications daily and am concerned that certain antibiotics would interfere with them, which is why I'd prefer to take them as a last resort. What would be the next best thing to do to treat it? Obviously hold off on using any more marijuana, definitely got that covered. I'm currently keeping some medical gauze tucked between my legs to prevent as much irritation as possible, and have a ton of fruit ready to go in the kitchen. I've heard of a method used for treating infected nodes that involves placing a hot knife or other hot metal object on the swollen node, but I don't know how well that would work, if at all. Thank you in advance for any help/advice.
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 35 minutes later
Brief Answer:
inguinal lymph node management guidelines in details .

Detailed Answer:

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Primary guidelines for better recovery in the case of inguinal lymph node
enlargement .

- Continue application of ice pack 5 minutes each 4 times a day .
- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid , dry .
- Wear loose , clean , cotton clothes ; avoid tight jeans .
- Do not try to poke , puncture , adding peroxide or else inside which will raise
more chances of infection flare up .

- Along with intake of organic fresh fruits , add another items with natural
anti oxidants property as vegetables , herbs with high vitamin E , C , beta
carotene to help the pathology resolution .
- Intake of certain proteolytic enzyme tablets ( as serratiopeptidase ) work
really well , need prescription of your doctor .
- Tab. ibuprofen ( 400 mg ) 3 times a day after meals preferably with antacids
if no history of drug sensitivity .

* Manage to observe the size of the same .

* Follow up after 48 hours or early as per the requirement .

Wishing you fine recovery .
Welcome for any further guidance .

Regards take care .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on