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Causes Of Swelling In Back Of The Neck
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Gp found active acne, eczema, inflamed throat, and skin irritation from nickel to be cause for swelling nodes on front and back of neck. Possible?
I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?
I had a skin infection on my head 3 to 4 weeks ago This was believed to cause swelling behind both ears and in one side of my neck anywhere behind ear was a bad pain as well as welling. I took meds and went back to normal infection me went away on head an
Normal: lymph node reaction to infection. I assume you were treated.- if it come back, see PCP immediately. ...Read more
Can acid reflux cause swelling under the eyes? I feel like there is something stuck at the back of the throat.
Gerd: Hello to someone from my home in Sac Town. Me from the Pocket area. Understand the Delta Breeze reference completely. How are the River Cats doing? Anyway, enough chit-chat. Reflux alone unlikely to cause swelling under eyes, but could cause sensation of fullness or of something being stuck in back of throat. ...Read more
My girlfriend has white bumps on the back of her throat and we went out drinking and we were about to fall asleep and she was having trouble breathing and her throat was swelling shut! What can cause this?
Bumps might be normal circumvallate papillae. Trouble breathing and throat swelling may be allergic response.
To ER ASAP!!! ...Read more
What are possible causes for a one sided large, soft, non tender swelling palpable under the jaw or in the back of the throat? No fever, rash, lesion
How long does it take for lymph nodes to stop swelling on front of the ear, under the earlobe and the back of the neck? weakly positive mono 1mth ago.
6-8 weeks: there can be node enlargement for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
I have a swelling of some sort on my back right below the base of the neck.it doesn't hurt but is very noticeable. The back of my neck hurts.
Lymph node: A proper history and exam can give more information but lymph nodes can be painful and present on the neck. Lipomas or cysts can also erupt there. Please get checked ...Read more
I had a little bump on the back of my neck for a long time and over the weekend it became very large and painful. What can I use to get the swelling d?
Hi.. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?
Exam needed: A physician would have to examine your neck and palpate the lump in order to make a diagnosis. The neck stiffness may or may not be related. Occasionally soft tissue accumulates at the base of the neck causing a "dowager's hump" which can be seen in certain endocrine disorders like Cushing's syndrome or corticosteroid use ...Read more
Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?
Recheck.: It may have been there wasn't anything on your exam before. Things can change. If you are now feeling a swelling then you should have your doctor take another look. Some times it takes time for a condition to progress to the point that we can diagnose it. ...Read more
Not normal: This is not normal and requires a formal a medical workup please see your orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more
What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. my neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch ?
Your age is needed: When you say "thickness" around the spine I assume you are talking about the musculature in your neck. To answer your question it would be helpful to know your age and occupation and any other symptoms like loss of cervical motion, tingling in your arms. I would suggest that you consult with your family physician to ascertain the cause of this "thickness". ...Read more
I have a spider bite I'm the back of my neck that has been there for two days, I scratched the bite and now it is swelling, itching, burning and achin?
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
Possible problem.: The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more
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
Solu medrol (methylprednisolone) tx, can it cause large swelling after tx, face, neck and back, very painful. Is this normal?? Thank you K
YES: Facial and general body swelling is a common side effect of this therapy. ...Read more
Live in mid-fl. In yard clearing brush when bit on back of neck. After 24 hrs, swelling as big as silver dollar, still itches. Am anaphylaxic?
Likely not: It looks like you have local reaction to some insect bites. I don't see you mention about problems breathing, diffused rashes or hives, and abdominal pain other GI symptoms so you don't have anaphylaxis. The bite site can last for a few days. Try warm compress. If it get worse, you might have cellulitis and need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more
I was in minor accident mth ago ever since I have had neck and upper spine pain back of head swelling and can't fully turn head right. What could it be?
I am experiencing neck swelling, neck pain and difficulty swallowing. I have had these symptoms for a few days. It is the back of my neck, right side only.
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Bumps on face, neck, chest, back, smells, burns, itchy what causes this? No swelling, pull crystal, hard core out
Not sure that I: Understand all of your input. There isn't a way to provide you with a diagnosis with the information provided. Would encourage dermatological evaluation for assessment ; treatment plan. ...Read more
Why are my glands swelling and sore around my ears, front and back of my neck? Feeling like i'm getting a temperature too
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
How to relieve the hot burn from peppermint oil? My husband has swelling in the back of his neck i used peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil.
Cold pack may help: I would use a bit of soap and cool water to wipe off the oil, then use a cold pack (ice in plastic bag and wrapped in thin towel will do also) will help. The peppermint will "burn itself out" in about 1-2 hours (must wipe off the oil). Hope this will help. If not better, call doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Have cervical dd & spinal stenosis. Extreme neck pain & now i feel swelling on back of my neck (left side only). Is the swelling common? Treatment?
Should not get: swelling from disc herniation and stenosis alone. It could be a deep infection, so it is best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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