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My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

An allergy?: It is possible it is an allergic reaction on the skin. Check to see if he is using any new products on his skin. This could be a prescription or over the counter substance like a new type of soap or moisturizer.

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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.

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit.

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Swollen shiny red lump on left side forehead? Origin. 24 hours later my left parotid lymph node became hard, tender & pea sized. Area around lump starting to get itchy. Afebrile & asymptomatic.

Swollen shiny red lump on left side forehead? Origin. 24 hours later my left parotid lymph node became hard, tender & pea sized. Area around lump starting to get itchy. Afebrile & asymptomatic.

Don't Squeeze: It sounds like you may have a furuncle (small boil). Your lymph nodes are probably reacting to the infection. Many patients make the mistake of squeezing boils. This may cause further injury to the skin and make things worse! Apply a warm compress and be patient. Don't squeeze.

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I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at.

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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.

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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.

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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

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I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

Insect bites: If these are uncomplicated insect bites and not secondarily infected (surrounding redness), they should not cause headaches or pain and should heal in several more days. Have your physician examine you to be sure.

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My head is swollen and hurting at the back, in a wide channel running from the bottom of my head to the middle of my head. It has gotten worse over a period of 4 days. Paracetamol is not doing much for the pain. It is also a bit itchy and I have a cough.

My head is swollen and hurting at the back, in a wide channel running from the bottom of my head to the middle of my head. It has gotten worse over a period of 4 days. Paracetamol is not doing much for the pain. It is also a bit itchy and I have a cough.

Sagittarius suture: You don't state your age but your description sounds like your Sagittal suture between your two parietal bones of your scalp never sealed. That usually happens by 12-18 months. You may have other problems with your cranium. You should see a neurosurgeon and a neurologist to help sort things out soon.

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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

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today.?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor

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22 yr. Old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. Appeared 2 days ago. It is not itchy nor painful. Somewhat hard at the head. Can send a pic?

22 yr. Old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. Appeared 2 days ago. It is not itchy nor painful. Somewhat hard at the head. Can send a pic?

Sty?: This could be a sty or a chalazion. Consult me or another local doc on HealthTap Concierge and I would be happy to help. In the mean time, try placing a warm wet compress (wash cloth) over the area to encourage it to open and drain.

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I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

Ant bites?: Looks like they could be fire ant bites (recall if you were bare footed outdoors) You may take OTC Loratadine once a day for the itching and apply Caladryl or Calamine to the foot, as well as cold compresses.

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My foreskin is swollen around the head of my penis. Some yellow discharge comes out the pee hole, not really itchy, what is it and what can I do?

My foreskin is swollen around the head of my penis. Some yellow discharge comes out the pee hole, not really itchy, what is it and what can I do?

STD: Gonorrhea? NGU?: You have urethritis, i.e. inflammation/infection in the urinary passage. Almost certainly it is an STD, probably gonorrhea; but perhaps nongonococcal urethritis (NGU), which often is due to chlamydia. Herpes also is a possibility. You need to see a doctor immediately for diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay; it will only become more serious and painful. Good luck.

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I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

I have a itchy feeling in my throat/chest. Thoat feels swollen on outside. Popping in center of chest. Ears feels full of fluid. Headaches back head.?

Close computer: And proceed to your local ER or UC clinic for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment: you must be examined asap.

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My bottom lip was swollen, my eyes itchy, plus a rash on the head of my penis. DR prescribed antifungal cream rash is gone but lip and eyes are the same?

My bottom lip was swollen, my eyes itchy, plus a rash on the head of my penis. DR prescribed antifungal cream rash is gone but lip and eyes are the same?

Itchy eyes and: swollen lip. MAY be an allergic reaction to something, perhaps a chemical or a food. Please see your doc and ask him/her to lab test you. Peace and good health.