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A 23-year-old member asked:

Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. dr. said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. i feel head sick w/ fever. ?

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Dr. Lorrie Klein
Dermatology 38 years experience
See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node swelling. Psoriasis does not usually cause lymph nodes to swell unless the plaques get secondarily infected.
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Dr. Mark Tosca
Urgent Care 22 years experience
Be seen again: If you are having pain and there is a red, blistered appearance you should be seen again to make sure it isn't shingles. Even if it isn't, if you have a fever you need to be seen. Fever isn't associated with psoriasis, nor psoriatic arthritis. I don't know when you were last seen but if you have fever someone should look again to assess for cellulitis or abscess.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2020


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