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Swollen lymph nodes behind ear, back of the neck and head causing intense headache. Can I use syringe to drain the nodes?

I have three swollen lymph nodes, one, just behind my right ear, one, above that diagnally above it on the back of my head, and one below it toward the back of my neck . They keep giving me headaches , so I d love for the swelling to go away. We have syringes that we use for B-12 shots, can I use one of those to drain the lymph nodes?
Asked On : Sat, 7 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi usually swollen lymph nodes is mainly due to infection drained in the can be due to secondary bacterial infection .it can be cured by antibiotic twice daily .anti inflammatory agent twice daily.lyser forte twice we should not use normal syringe to drain lymph nodes.we should use 22 gauge needle to drain the lymph nodes
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Dermatologist Dr. Rahul Kumar's  Response
Thanks for the query,

You might have developed an infection on scalp or in ear.

These nodes have swollen due to that.

Please dont try to penetrate it.

It might get severely infected.

You need treatment with antibiotics.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you good health,
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 20 Oct 2013
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