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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: It's likely a lymph node because you are sick. Push fluids, take some Ibuprofen and get some rest. If it persists see your physician.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea an ... Read More
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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: Fever can cause headaches in children.the lump under you child's jaw may be a swollen gland. Take you child to the doctor to determine the cause of hi ... Read More
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: The fever and lump under the jaw (lymph node) suggest an infection of the throat. I would have him checked by his doctor as soon as you can.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Any history of head…: injury recently? what part of head hurts? any meds, supplements, recreational drugs? diabetic? fever? nasal discharge? vision changes? If ice & pa ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection?: I would worry that you have folliculitis or an abscess in your scalp. This is probably a difficult area for you to see, but if it is red, warm, and pa ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Several causes: Any history of trauma to the area, any changes to the skin in the area? any history of other medical problems? Possibilities include a sebaceous cyst, ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
11 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Cyst, abscess, etc.... It will need to be examined to know for sure.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You see MD: It is possible you have an infection. You should see your physician.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
57 years experience Dentistry
Tooth abscess: You should see a dentist as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth in the lowerjaw can produce all of those symptoms. The dental nerve has branches ov ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Have it seen: By pcp, ; possibly have it removed- could be cyst, or lymph node1 is there any sign of infection on scalp--?
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