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1 back of neck swollen lymph node that is red.when touched, itchness occur like mosquito bite. It was there 3 yrs ago but was not red, and itch?

1 back of neck swollen lymph node that is red.when touched, itchness occur like mosquito bite. It was there 3 yrs ago but was not red, and itch?

Itchy: Likely a bite. Sometimes they are red and sometimes not. Cool compress, benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see if improves. Another thought would be infection, but this would likely be tender. ...Read more

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Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. Blockage in ear on same side.

Pain in side of neck, swollen lymph node on one side only. Swollen glands in throat. Blockage in ear on same side.

See your MD: Possible infection you should see your health care provider to be checked and treated. ...Read more

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Why are both sides of my neck swollen?

Why are both sides of my neck swollen?

You need exam: You need to be examined not enough info given here to make an educated guess. That's what we would be doing online without an exam. See your physician. ...Read more

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Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Gland on right side of neck swollen. What is the problem?

Have it evaluated: A swollen gland or lymph node should be evaluated by your doctor. You need to check if there are other lymph nodes that are swollen. It may just be an infection, but you want to make certain that it is not a manifestation of something more serious like lymphoma. These are cancers that localize in the lymph nodes. Many types are very treatable when caught early. ...Read more

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I've had my right side of my neck swollen for over 1yr and my doctor didn't do anything. It keeps getting worse. What do I do?

I've had my right side of my neck swollen for over 1yr and my doctor didn't do anything. It keeps getting worse. What do I do?

See ENT doctor: There are many possible causes for a swollen area getting worse, so I would recommend a thorough evaluation by your physician or ent. Possible causes include swollen lymph nodes, benign skin cysts, salivary gland swelling, congenital cysts, or rare tumors. Factors such as location, size, and duration make some of these more or less likely. If getting worse definitely get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Got bit 3 times by jumping spider approx. 2 weeks ago while asleep on left side of neck. Swollen, red, and hard now?

Got bit 3 times by jumping spider approx. 2 weeks ago while asleep on left side of neck. Swollen, red, and hard now?

Staph Infection: A common consequence of these injuries is a staph cellulitis or abscess, this is a serious problem and needs to be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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Am very congested 3 weeks post-flu. Have 5 nodes on each side of neck swollen (small marble size). Is this normal? Some are tender.

Am very congested 3 weeks post-flu. Have 5 nodes on each side of neck swollen (small marble size). Is this normal? Some are tender.

"Normal" is relative: In cases like this. It's "normal" for lymph nodes to be tender & swollen when they're trying to keep a localized infection from entering the blood stream. However, the underlying cause probably isn't "normal". Neither is it "normal" to have persistent symptoms 3 weeks after having the flu. Please seek medical attention. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Neck swollen left side. Been to ENT and gp both find nothing. Had ultrasound was normal. What else can I do? What other dr should I see?

Neck swollen left side. Been to ENT and gp both find nothing. Had ultrasound was normal. What else can I do?  What other dr should I see?

CT neck: When physical exam and ultrasound reveal different results, ct of the neck with IV contrast is often ordered to confirm the presence or absence of a mass or enlarged lymph node. ...Read more