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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node.
Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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I have an pea size knot in my cheeks on each side- they are hard and kinda move around but never actually change locations. They are itchy if I touch or push on them and when I do succumb and itch them they become swollen and my face is puffed up and disf

I have an pea size knot in my cheeks on each side- they are hard and kinda move around but never actually change locations. They are itchy if I touch or push on them and when I do succumb and itch them they become swollen and my face is puffed up and disf

Photo or exam: If these are bumps in the skin of your cheek they may be infected skin follicles - but a photo or physical exam would help define what they may be. If they are fluid filled it's possible they would benefit from drainage, but the first step is to make a diagnosis. Consider taking a clear photo and attaching it to a consult request to a dermatologist in HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more

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Face is dry, tight, swollen, red, and itchy. What could be the cause and soothe the problem?

Face is dry, tight, swollen, red, and itchy. What could be the cause and soothe the problem?

If allergy, antihis: If allergy, then antihistamine.
Other conditions would be treated by other methods.

The possible list is long and will only be determined by exam. ...Read more

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One side of my face is itchy swollen and red. I have eczema, occasionally get the skin around my eyebrows irratated but nothing close this?

One side of my face is itchy swollen and red. I have eczema, occasionally get the skin around my eyebrows irratated but nothing close this?

Probably eczema: I'm not sure what your question is. Eczema can develop anywhere on the body at any time. Having it on one side of your face is not unusual. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen, hard lump on the right side of the back of my head. There is no scales or liquid. Very itchy only on that swollen spot. What is it?

Itchy, swollen, hard lump on the right side of the back of my head. There is no scales or liquid. Very itchy only on that swollen spot. What is it?

Sebaceous cyst: I suspect you have an inflamed cyst. This may need to be opened and drained. Please see your trusted doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been doing crossfit 5yrs. Only been doing HIIT 3wks. After HIIT class 2 days ago veins on ea. Side of my head were swollen, tender & itchy. Why?

Been doing crossfit 5yrs. Only been doing HIIT 3wks. After HIIT class 2 days ago veins on ea. Side of my head were swollen, tender & itchy. Why?

The only explanation: I can possibly suggest is greater elevation of blood pressure associated with the High Intensity Interval Training. Sometimes when veins have been engorged due to increased pressure in the vascular system there is the sensation of itchiness;not sure about tenderness. I would consider some heart rate and blood pressure monitoring as you are adding HIIT into your regimen. And probably discuss with Doc ...Read more

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Red face, itchy eyes and swollen glands. What is the cause of this?

Red face, itchy eyes and swollen glands. What is the cause of this?

Allergic reaction: Your description sounds like an alllergic reaction. Try taking oral allergy meds. If no improvement or worsening, see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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The left side of my face became itchy with a burning, tingling sensation. It is isolated on my forehead around eye and cheek. Slightly swollen no rash?

The left side of my face became itchy with a burning, tingling sensation. It is isolated on my forehead around eye and cheek. Slightly swollen no rash?

Hard to say: This may be the early stage of shingles which may itch in the early stage or an contact allergy. You need to see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! All the best! ...Read more

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I have non-itchy red spots on arms and legs, a couple on belly and side of torso. No fever. Fatigue, slightly swollen neck gland, back and head ache.

I have non-itchy red spots on arms and legs, a couple on belly and side of torso. No fever. Fatigue, slightly swollen neck gland, back and head ache.

Diagnosis uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

I'm concerned because I have swollen face and itchiness?

ALLERGY SINUSITIS: Most likely you have allergy sinusitis, or you could be having a chronic sinusitis
try to take allergy medicine like zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night since it could make you drowsy
if persistent you might need to see ENT specialist
some people benefit from saline nasal spray, some suggest local honey from your local farmer market. ...Read more

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What to do about swollen itchy face after using face mask last night?

What to do about swollen itchy face after using face mask last night?

Allergy reaction: Your allergic to the content of the mask
stop using it apply Hydrocortisone cream and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
apply some ice or cold wash cloth. ...Read more

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I used the dye product Just for Men yesterday 4-12-2015 and I woke up this morning and my face was itchy and swollen very bad. What do I do?

I used the dye product Just for Men yesterday 4-12-2015 and I woke up this morning and my face was itchy and swollen very bad. What do I do?

Contact dermatitis: This is most likely a contact dermatitis, similar to a reaction to poison ivy. Steroid cream is the mainstay for this. You can start with non-prescription hydrocortisone cream, and if that's not helping, a stronger prescription might be needed. Antihistamines are not likely to provide much relief. Good luck. ...Read more

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My eyes have been itchy for days, now they are swollen and the face around them are starting to itch. I haven't eaten or taken any new meds?

My eyes have been itchy for days, now they are swollen and the face around them are starting to itch. I haven't eaten or taken any new meds?

Sounds allergic: Despite no new meds, etc would recommend OTC allergy med such as Claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or Zyrtec. If no better in 1 week or worse, please see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Thanks for using Healthtap and best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I used a honey face mask and I woke up the next day and my skin is swollen and itchy and red. Does anyone know something that would help it go down?

I used a honey face mask and I woke up the next day and my skin is swollen and itchy and red. Does anyone know something that would help it go down?

I would insure: That all of the honey is removed with a gentle cleanser and cool water. Consider cool compresses. I would suggest application of aloe sap - but some people are also sensitive to that. ...Read more

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Over night my eyes and face very swollen and my body is itchy what happened?

Over night my eyes and face very swollen and my body is itchy what happened?

Allergic reaction: This is likely an allergic reaction. I suggest taking benedryl 25 mg every four hours until it resolves. If you have started any medications recently, stop them and call your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up because my penis felt itchy. It is swollen at the area below the head. Stopped itching after I washed but still swollen. No recent sex.

I woke up because my penis felt itchy. It is swollen at the area below the head. Stopped itching after I washed but still swollen. No recent sex.

Balanitis: Without an examination it is impossible to diagnose. This sounds like afungal infection of the glans (head) penis-usually a pea sized drop of clotirmazole cream will cure this; however, it must be seen. ...Read more

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I was preparing a lot of different foods for a big party at my house & my face starting getting itchy & blotchy. One of my eyes is swollen & runny.

I was preparing a lot of different foods for a big party at my house & my face starting getting itchy & blotchy. One of my eyes is swollen & runny.

Allergy: With so many different foods it may be difficult to determine the culprit but the blotchy and itchy rash along with swelling suggests an allergic type reaction. Try to make a list of things you were incontact with while it is still fresh and then go for allergy testing. Continue the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and get help if it gets worse this can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen?

Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Last night I broke out in a rash all over my cheeks and my face is swollen. It itchy and hot. It hasn't gone away. I'm worried. What could it be?

Last night I broke out in a rash all over my cheeks and my face is swollen. It itchy and hot. It hasn't gone away. I'm worried. What could it be?

Allergic rash?: This sounds like some kind of allergic rash. Could be secondary to something topical on the skin, like a dye or perfume in a topical product, especially if you have an abrupt "line" along jaw where rash stops. Could also be systemic reaction to a food, ingested dye, or other toxin? Have you eaten peanuts, shellfish? Any hoarseness of voice or shortness of breath? Facial swelling concerning... ...Read more

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I, ve been bitten on my face. It's red, swollen and itchy and quite hard and inflamed to the touch. Jaw also aches. What can I put on it? Thank you

Cold compresses: To make sure you don't have any fractures of your jaw or any part of your facial bones it will be wise to get an X ray done. Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken may relieve some of the pain, swelling gradually. ...Read more

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I applied clindamycin n nicotinamide gel yester night as I would most of the times and in the morn my face was red swollen itchy n it hurts please help?

I applied clindamycin n nicotinamide gel yester night as I would most of the times and in the morn my face was red swollen itchy n it hurts please help?

Allergic reaction: Stop taking this gel and do not resume. You are having an acute allergic reaction. If it gets worse see a doctor asap. Treatment may include corticosteroids (topically, or orally or intravenously); antihistamines; anti-pruritics; Epinephrine for severe respiratory/cardio-vascular reactions;topical lotions or ointments: baths with additives. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash-like hives on my face on friday. It is swollen a little, with redness and itchiness, and it is still there. What could it be?

I have developed a rash-like hives on my face on friday. It is swollen a little, with redness and itchiness, and it is still there. What could it be?

Many possibilities: Itchy facial rash can be from allergic reaction to drugs, chemicals, cosmetics, insect bites and many others. Start with your primary care doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I have rough rash on my face and my eyes are swollen and itchy what could it be? This is the second time I have had this happen

I have rough rash on my face and my eyes are swollen and itchy what could it be? This is the second time I have had this happen

Allergic: Reaction...the most common is the kind of rash that comes from burning Poison Ivy! You should also check out your eye make-up (assuming you are using it) and purchase a "Hypo-allergenic" brand!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have hives on my upper and lower body. I recently went to the doctor because my entire face was swollen. It started last Thursday night. I was itchy?

I have hives on my upper and lower body. I recently went to the doctor because my entire face was swollen. It started last Thursday night. I was itchy?

SO??????: So WHAT DID THE DR SAY? There are a variety of different types of urticaria. Some are allergy, some are autoimmunity, some are physical, some are viral, some are toxic. Were you treated? How? So what did the Dr say? ...Read more