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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have itchy lumps on the right side of my head an inch above my ear. my gland on that side also seems swollen and a bit sore. should i be concerned?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, get evaluated : The swollen gland is responding to the agent causing the itchy bumps, most likely an infection. This could be folliculitis or bacterial infection in the hair follicles or a fungal ringworm infection. Bug bites are rare in the scalp but could also explain the itchy bumps. A visual exam is extremely important.
Last updated Mar 30, 2018

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