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Itchy Swollen Forehead
My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Fever with chills, whole body ache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck under the right ear and near left ear canal. And rash on forehead but not itchy?
Doctor can evaluate: Any sore throat, runny nose, watery or reddish eyes? The doctor can check for strep throat (antibiotic treatment needed), and if the cause is not strep germs, it will usually be some virus. Hopefully, one has had 2 doses of the measles vaccine AND hasn't been around people with measles. Be sure to forewarn the doctor's office that you are coming in with fever, swollen neck nodes, and a face rash. ...Read more
Forehead dry and itchy 12+ hours after dying hair brown with ammonia free dye. Will my face swell up and kill me? I used lots and left in a long time
Probably not: Dear Juan94, I have good news! you are NOT going to die from this. Don't worry. You are probably having a reaction to the chemical. Even if ammonia free, dyes still have many other stuff. Try to clean the area with cold water. It it worsens, you might need to you some medication but since it is the face, we need to be careful. I hope this helps. ...Read more
4 many years now been suffering from redness to the face cheeks and forehead the area gets itchy and flaky what could this be? What can I do about it?
Medical eval.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
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