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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have 2 swollen lymph node at the back of my neck, for about a year is when i noticed, i can feel it, but there not to large. im under 18yo. my scalp has been itching for about four months. my mom says its not an issue and wont take me to the doctor?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Swollen lymph nodes in back of neck often indicate an infection in your scalp. If present for many months may be fungus infection and not visually obvious. Yes, you need to be seen by a doctor and get treated

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