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A 23-year-old female asked:

Several blackfly bites on back right scalp line. one swollen firm slightly tender lymph node midway down neck behind sternocleidastoid muscle.normal?

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 23 years experience
Possible infection : Bites can occasionally become infected and inflame regional or local lymph nodes nearby. See a doctor to see if you need a course of oral antibiotics for this issue. Also treating the bite with a prescription topical steroid ointment may help it go away more quickly.
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