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My partner has 2 lumps on the back of her skull, 1 at each side and its painful for her to touch, her ears are also itchy. What could this be?
Several things: It could be a number of things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
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
I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take
Multiple problems: Not sure that all of these are related. If you truly have one side of your face drooping and have lost hearing then you need to be checked for an acoustic neuroma. This could be part of the problem You need to see your doc soon. I am not sure about the lump on the back of neck but this needs checked out as well. ...Read more
I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?
Itchy rash on my right collarbone, burns strongly if scratched. Other side of neck very sore and stiff, extending into back of skull and down shoulderblade, becoming difficult to use left arm.
Seborrheic Dermatiti: Most likely you have seborrheic dermatitis. This is ususally treated with tar shampoos or shampoos with antifungal properties. Otc blue selsun type shampoos help this. Denorex type shampoos help. Sometimes steroid foams may be needed in difficult cases. If severe or can't control, see your pcp for a prescription formulaiton or see dermatologist. Don't be a flake, get treated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Food allergy: If your symptoms are consistent every time you eat certain food, you might be allergic to that food. Please check with a local allergist. Allergists can help evaluate and diagnose these types of questions. ...Read more
I feel that my hair losses when I wash it. And I have to wash my hair everyday unless my head will be itchy. What should I do?
Hair loss is normal: It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day. Daily washing does not increase hair loss. If the areas is thinning you can start a trial of rogain to arrest the hair loss. If you are a women you amy need blood tests to look for underlying issues such as iron deficiency, low thyroid. Or hormonal abnormalities. ...Read more