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A 24-year-old female asked:

Swollen occipital lymph node and itchy scalp,no signs of head lice?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Infection: Swollen occipital lymph nodes can be an immune response to an infection in your sinuses, throat, ear or eye. The itchy scalp may be unrelated and caused by a fungal infection. Talk to your GP about any additional symptoms that could be related to infection, and use an over the counter shampoo containing selenium sulfide for the itchy scalp.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2021


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