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Itchy Swollen Scalp
Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?
Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more
Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck
Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...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
How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If it is a chronic problem it could be psoriasis, severe seborrheic dermatitis, or even a scalp infection. Scalps with significant redness & swelling do not usually respond to otc treatment; i would suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
It's been a while .. My eyes upper lid is itchy on and off and swollen sometime .. Some dryness and flakiness . Some dry scalp behind my neck ?
Dermatologist: This may be seborrheic dermatitis and you could try applying a cortisone type cream but do not let it get into your eyes. A cortisone cream for eye use would be better but can't be bought without a prescription. It's best that you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment,however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I was bitten by something back in May and since then my scalp and skin is so itchy and now my thumb is swollen and throbbing! Is this possible?
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 swollen occipital lymph node (2nd time in 2 mos) and itchy, bumpy scalp. Treated with anti-fungal shampoo and diflucan. Still there, help?
See derm: If this has been recurrent and there has been no response to anti-fungal treatment, it's time to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
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