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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 ...Read more

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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?

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?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more