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Inguinal Lymphadenitis Treatment
- Warm compresses
- Leg elevation
- Oral antibiotics for inguinal lymphadenitis
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication:
- Needle aspiration:
- Fluid is drained from a lymph gland with a needle
- Incision and drainage:
- Pus is drained from an infected lymph node
Incision and drainage:
- The skin is sterilized using rubbing alcohol or an antibacterial soap.
- A local anesthetic is injected into the tissues surrounding the lymph gland.
- An incision is made with a scalpel.
- Pus is drained from the lymph gland.
- The lymph gland cavity is flushed clean.
- In some cases, a rubber drain or a strip of sterile gauze is packed inside the lymph gland cavity.
- The gauze or drain placed inside the cavity is usually removed 24-36 hours later.
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PubMed Inguinal Lymphadenitis References
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- Mayhew KM, Dundoo M, Dunne EF, Dwinnell BG, Stephens JK. Inguinal lymphadenitis caused by Entamoeba histolytica: case report and literature review. Mayo Clin Proc. 2000 May;75(5):513-6.