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Itchy Swollen Jaw
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
Hi I've got a swollen left tonsil that's giving me no pain but it my jaw has started to hurt on the left side and I've started to get an itchy scalp and?
Separate things: Swollen tonsil with no pain or obstruction requires no therapy as it will eventually shrink on its own. Itchy scalp is not related. Painful jaw may or may not be related to tonsil. A Dr will help you. ...Read more
Severe ear pain with fluid coming out, jaw pain, what looks like cold soars... All in left side. Face is swollen and cheek very itchy.?
Probably shingles: You should. See a doctor for diafnosis and treatment Shingles can become very painful ...Read more
Lump near jaw behind ear at times it is swollen having a burning feeling in neck upper chest and across upper back. Parts of body itchy.
Well: The lump could be a swollen lymph node which could mean an infection present you should get checked out immediately! ...Read more
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
I have extremely itchy ears, that spread to neck & face. I have a swollen gland/lump beside the jaw bone (right under my earlobe). What can this be?
Possible allergy: If you wear earrings and have this rash you may be allergic to the nickel in the earrings. See a dermatologist or your general doctor who can prescribe a cortisone cream and stop wearing the earrings till the rash has gone away. You may want to go have patch testing done at a dermatologist office to see if you are allergic to nickel. There are earrings made of titanium is rare to be allergic to. ...Read more
Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and I feel constant stiffness there?
More info needed: Have you had any recent viral illness. Often viral illness can be associated with swollen glands. Any swollen glands under your arms or in your groin area? Thyroid issues need to be checked for as well, if you have the area you described as tender. Please be seen by your physician to get a good checkup and history and probably some blood tests too for Mono, cytomegalovirus, or immune issues. ...Read more
Yesterday left hand between thumb and pointer started inching profusely left side of neck under jaw bone sore. Today hand and neck swollen and itchy?
Possible infection: It is possible this represents infection in hand or a skin reaction & contact dermatitis affecting the hand, possibly an insect bite. The jaw pain may represent an inflammed and activated Lymph node. Would see UR primary care doctor, otherwise could become serious if not treated appropriately. ...Read more
Swollen lymph nodes under jaw, difficulty swallowing, painful itchy swollen gums, whites sores all over tongue & cheeks, headaches, loss of appetite?
Ea symptom separate has not gotten answer trye all issues. Swollen tongue itchy burny lips andtongue sore throat jaw bone hurt hard to swall bumpsmouth?
Viral infection?: All of your symptoms combined are suspicious for a viral infection. Have you been around any sick persons or started any new medicines as of late? If a viral infection is the cause of your discomfort, you should slowly get better. If these symptoms are getting worse or are not going away it is best to see a physician. ...Read more
(1 month) swollen lymph nodes under my jaw, some pimple like spots on my tonsil. When I swallow, my ear feels itchy. Taken doxycycline but no use.
Get checked: Get checked by a ENT for your throat, your tonsil, and your ear. Get checked by a dentist to see if there an abscess related to a tooth. Lower teeth infections frequently drain to the lymph nodes. Appropriate AB will typically have a positive effect in 3-4 days. Only testing will identify an appropriate remedy for the infection. ...Read more
1 month/painless swollen lymph nodes under my jaw, some pimple like spots on my tonsil. When I swallow, my ear feels itchy. Taken doxycycline but no use?
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
Itchy, swollen, hard lump on the right side of the back of my head. There are 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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 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
Extreme rash waist and up all over, swollen and painful mastoid and occipital lymph nodes, itchy all over, mostly head ... What could be?
Rash: You need a workup to determine your problem. Your pcp may want to refer you to a hematologist for further workup. ...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 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
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 ...Read more
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?
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!?
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. ...Read more
I have an 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. ...Read more
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?
Have bad cough, very nauseas and tired bad head ache and recently also have red eyes kinda itchy. Left eye and cheek swollen what is this?
Virus: Sounds like the flu or a very bad cold but with the swelling maybe bacterial. You need to check this out in the ER ...Read more
Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?
Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more
Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad
Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more
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
See oral surgeon: See an oral surgeon or ENT doc ASAP. You may have a broken jaw or facial bone. ...Read more