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Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

Can there be lymph nodes in your upper head?

Yes, near the ears: 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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Can shaving your head cause your submadular lymph nodes to swell?

Can shaving your head cause your submadular lymph nodes to swell?

No; another cause!: The submandibular nodes will swell if you have a sore throat or a dental infection. Shaving your head should have no effect on these nodes. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
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Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
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Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Where are the lymph nodes in the head?

Look here: The link below should answer your question. http://drfling.hyperphp.com/notes/anatomy/anat12.gif. ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes in head located?

See below: The head and neck has a very rich network of lymph nodes. Most are in the neck around the jugular vein, but extend down to the collar bone and are also under the jaw. Nodes may be found in front or behind the ear and occasionally in the very back of the neck (occipital). There are may other places that noses rarely show up (in the face for example.). ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

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Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Does lymph nodes go to the back of you neck or head?

Lymph nodes: Yes there are lymph nodes in the back of neck and head.These are normally not palpable unless there is an infection in the scalp or part of neck lymph glands are like filters and are spread all over the body and if parts of body get infected the infection can spread in the nodes.So same thing can happen in the nodes in back of head and neck. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has always had several palpable lymph nodes on the back of his head. They are soft and move. Maybe 3 of them. Is this normal?

Yes: yes if there is no pain or fever and if they are less than 1 cm and mobile they are palpable in children especially in kids who have little body fat ...Read more

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What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down. ?

What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down. ?

Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read more

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23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results.have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head.what is the cause?

23weeks past HIV exposure with negative rapid and duo combo results.have got swellings like lymph nodes in the head.what is the cause?

Other causes...: The rapid HIV test should be positive if you are HIV-infected if the test was done at least 3 months after your HIV exposure. You can have the test repeated 6 months after exposure to be most certain. There are other infections that can cause lymph node enlargement in the neck or head; many are viral and will resolve on their own. One common treatable cause is a fungal infection of the scalp. ...Read more

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