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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like: Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...Read more

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How to treat this swollen gland on the back of my head?

Don't: It should resolve on its own, however may take months. If it does not, or if it is getting bigger, or you are getting more of them, or it is larger than 1cm, get to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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For years the back of my head will swell & fill with fluid within seconds. Very painful. Are the sinus glands leaking and how can this be stopped?

For years the back of my head will swell & fill with fluid within seconds. Very painful. Are the sinus glands leaking and how can this be stopped?

No connection: The sinuses are air pockets inside the facial bones. They are connected with the air passages of the nostrils. From time to time, due to allergies or disease, the lining of the sinuses drain excessive fluid into the nose or back of the throat. The sinuses are not connected to the back of the head. If sinus discharge is bothersome, an ENT specialist could look inside and diagnose the cause. ...Read more

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Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Normal?: Not in a healthy condition it is not. But it is normal in an ill state. Could be the flu. Could be a virus. Could be a strep throat. It took awhile to answer this so I hope you have been seen and are feeling better. If not you ed to be seen. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and my pituitary glands hurt all the time. Yesterday=bad all day. Can't even touch the back of my head now. What is wrong?

I have hypothyroidism and my pituitary glands hurt all the time. Yesterday=bad all day. Can't even touch the back of my head now. What is wrong?

Doubt pituitary: You have headaches. Hopefully your hypothyroidism is being adequately treated. Why do you think this is from your pituitary? A pituitary headache is relatively unusual, and usually is associated with a relatively large tumor. See your doctor about the cause of your headaches. ...Read more

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I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

I have glands (lymph nodes) in back of head, near neck; what caused this?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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I have glands in back of head, ear, and neck, what could this be?

I have glands in back of head, ear, and neck, what could this be?

Get a doctor to exam: You need to be examined by a doctor to determine the cause of the swollen lymph nodes. This can be done by an ENT doctor or a general physician. If they suspect cancer a biopsy of the lymph node is done to make a proper diagnosis. But swollen lymph glands can also be due to infection in which case an ENT doctor can treat you with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head. My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

I died my hair dk brown. I woke in the night scratching my head. My neck and ears are all bumpy and itch. 2 glands on the back of my neck are up.

This may: Be an allergic reaction. Don't know when your hair was colored. If you have been scratching a lot could have infecttion. Would encourage you to see dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when I turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when I turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

See below: Neck pain with stiffness usually comes from degenerative changes to the disc or joints. The pain can commonly refer to the head, shoulders, or even shoulder blade. If there is a "pinched nerve" in the neck this can also lead to shoulder blade pain. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

My 4 year old son has swollen glands in his neck and 2 on the back of his head, that are quite large. He has not been sick, and I am very worried.

Bug bites? Shots?: Glandular swelling can be a non specific response to vaccines or systemic viral illnesses, even if there are no other outward signs of the illness. Bug bites or skin rashes can also lead to regional node swelling. ...Read more

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Whole body aches have dry cough and sore glands in neck and back of head and do not have appetite and I feel tired.

Whole body aches have dry cough and sore glands in neck and back of head and do not have appetite and I feel tired.

Myalgias, LN: Follow up with doctor urgent care today. You could have strep, mononucleosis, or other infection, reflux or H pyloris. Rarely lymphoma. ...Read more

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I think I have a Dysplastic Nevi in my head but I also have swollen glands (painless) on back of head can it be related if it is its dangerous?

See your doctor: IT can be related but more than likely its not. It not always the size of the lymph node but its more the quality. IS it hard to touch, is it mobile, is it growing?
Go see dermatologist and you'll have more definitive answer ...Read more

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I have a pineal gland cyst. Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?

I have a pineal gland cyst. Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?

Pineal cysts: Pineal cysts are incidental findings and have a benign natural history. Natural history studies show that these cysts do not grow. An aneurysm is an outpouching on the wall of an arterial wall. An MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screening test to exclude an aneurysm. Tension migraines often arise from tense neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Glands in the back of my neck, under my jaw, behind my ear, in my arm pit and in my groin all on right side an have been enlarged for over a year. Why

Glands in the back of my neck, under my jaw, behind my ear, in my arm pit and in my groin all on right side an have been enlarged for over a year. Why

Get them checked: Swollen lymph nodes can be related to an infection and can be enlarged in certain areas of our body, such as the groin and arm pits normally. They are here to defend the body from infections. But, you should have them checked if it has been a year to rule out other causes of lymph node enlargement. Lymphoma is unlikely in the absence of other systemic symptoms such as fever and weight loss. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland j=on the left side of my face just below the back of my jaw. How do I treat this? Ice or heat?

I have a swollen gland j=on the left side of my face just below the back of my jaw. How do I treat this? Ice or heat?

Depends: NSAID's and warm compresses in general but the issue is the cause of the lymph node swelling. If there is not an obvious cause like a sore throat, upper respiratory infection and it does not go away see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen gland under back of jaw tender slightly inflamed no other symptoms over 2 months non responsive to 3 diff meds. Can this be something serious?

Swollen Gland: Under jaw, if it has occurred in conjunction with your tooth extraction it may just be an inflammatory lymph node. However, if it is still tender and especially if it is growing, I would see my doctor about a referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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MY WIFE HAS A SWALLON GLAND BEHIND HER FOR 3 WEEKS NOW. IT IS SOFT AND MOVES. SHE HAD AN EAR INFECTION BACK IN FEB.

MY WIFE HAS A SWALLON GLAND BEHIND HER FOR 3 WEEKS NOW. IT IS SOFT AND MOVES. SHE HAD AN EAR INFECTION BACK IN FEB.

Lymphadenopathy: This is probably normal and a result of the ear infection or some other inflammatory process. If you are overly concerned let a doctor examine her and determine whether any further diagnostic studies are needed. ...Read more

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20 month old healthy back of neck rt side below ear found a lump dr felt it and said it was a normal gland. Should I get a second opinion?

20 month old healthy back of neck rt side below ear found a lump dr felt it and said it was a normal gland. Should I get a second opinion?

Lymph glands in neck: There is likely never a week gone by in decades, without some worried parent or relative bringing me an infant or older kid with lumps in the neck that are healthy reactive lymph nodes. There are probably a dozen or more located in the neck that remain pea sized until stimulated by bug bites, drainage or a rash. They enlarge for wks then shrink back to resting size. Recheck if large >4wks. ...Read more

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My daughter came home yesterday with some knots on the back of her right ear and I was wondering what they are her gland is swelled in her neck too?

My daughter came home yesterday with some knots on the back of her right ear and I was wondering what they are her gland is swelled in her neck too?

Lymph nodes: These knots are lymph nodes. Possibly from a virus infection
she needs to be checked and needs to have a blood count to rule out other issues ...Read more

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I have a headache, sometimes in the back of my neck. Only my right gland is very large and my right ear aches. What is this?

I have a headache, sometimes in the back of my neck. Only my right gland is very large and my right ear aches. What is this?

Workup: No one can answer this on line you need to be examined and may need some tests and x-rays. The best doctor to start with is a ENT specialist. As your primary health care provider for a referral. ...Read more

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My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

My son is getting over a 3 day fever. Fever gone. He has swollen glands on the back of one side of his neck only and under on side of chin. Normal?

Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are busy doing what they are supposed to, fighting inflammation and helping to eliminate whatever your son had that was producing fever. They will return to normal in time. Best wishes for the holidays. ...Read more