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Few weeks ago I got sore swollen bumps on the back of my neck around my hairline. Soreness is now mostly gone but bumps are now scabby/itchy. Cause?

Few weeks ago I got sore swollen bumps on the back of my neck around my hairline. Soreness is now mostly gone but bumps are now scabby/itchy. Cause?

Folliculits: an inflammation with possible infection of hair follicles. This requires medical examination and both oral and topical antibiotic therapy. Without a photo, I strongly recommend immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck. What could this be?

Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck.  What could this be?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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It's been a while .. My eyes upper lid is itchy on and off and swollen sometime .. Some dryness and flakiness . Some dry scalp behind my neck ?

It's been a while .. My eyes upper lid is itchy on and off and swollen sometime .. Some dryness and flakiness . Some dry scalp behind my neck ?

Dermatologist: This may be seborrheic dermatitis and you could try applying a cortisone type cream but do not let it get into your eyes. A cortisone cream for eye use would be better but can't be bought without a prescription. It's best that you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment,however. ...Read more

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Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch..what is the likely cause ?

Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch..what is the likely cause ?

Herpes: Sounds like herpetic lesions and the reaction of regional lymph glands! This would be more likely than not ORAL herpes ("cold sore") type. Check it out with your Primary Care Provider! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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7cm multiloculated cystic structure behind uterus swollen itchy lymphnode in groin and slightly swollen in neck I am also anemic could it b cancer??

7cm multiloculated cystic structure behind uterus swollen itchy lymphnode in groin and slightly swollen in neck I am also anemic could it b cancer??

Need for evaluation: The description you provided is not sufficient to diagnose or rule out cancer. It would be prudent to visit a doctor for a more detailed in-person evaluation, The evaluation will probably including imaging studies and may need surgery to remove the cystic structure for examination by a pathologist. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

What could be the cause of swollen glands in my neck, fatigue, loss of appetite, headache, and itchy eyes?

Possible infection: Swollen glands are almost always a sign of infection. Fatigue, appetite loss, and headache are all non-specific symptoms that can also be related to infection. This should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months ,itchy scalp and legs ,weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months ,itchy scalp and legs ,weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

Biopsy done?: Have you had one of the lymph nodes biopsied? I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist for further work up. Perhaps an infectious disease specialist also. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

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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