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Line On Back Of Neck
I have an abscess tooth with no pain. My face is swollen, I have itching, numbness, and slight pain. My glands are swollen around my jowl line and back of neck. What should I do?
Seek Treatment: Abcesses, even without pain, indicate infections that can spread to other places in your body. Often the infection will find a way to drain (usually the sinuses) which may be why you do not feel pain. It needs intervention right away. At a minimum antibiotic but most likely root canal treatment or extraction will be needed. ...Read more
A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I've recently noticed some discoloration in a line across the back of my neck. What could cause this?
Sign of problems ??: If this is a dark discoloration of your skin that forms a long line at back of your neck, it can mean problems. Those that are getting heavy may find this as a signal of a pre diabetic state. Check with your doc. ...Read more
I have a small pink/red lump above my hair line on the back of my neck, been stable for about a year but hasn't gone away. It blanches with pressure?
I found a bump on one side of my neck, then one in m hair line on the back of my neck, now I found one behind my ear, they hurt what are they, ideas?
Lymph nodes: When you have an infection in your scalp, face, sinus, or even a cold this can happen. If they don't resolve see your primary md. ...Read more
Strain: Could be several reasons, anything from a cervical sprain/strain to pain because of a disc herniation, or spinal stenosis or myofascial neck pain. Without a more detailed history and physical examination it's hard to determine. I would advise you seek the advice of a local physiatrist, who would be able to help you. ...Read more
Varies: Back/neck pain can take days to truly overcome depending on the severity and treatment. Most pain from muscle spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. Immediate flare-ups should continue to improve. ...Read more
Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more
Dermatology referral: The proper treatment for your folliculitis depends on the type and severity of your condition. Creams or pills are used to control bacterial infections. Creams, shampoos or pills are used to fight fungal infections. Light therapy with a medicated cream and laser hair removal are also treatment options for some cases. I highly suggest you make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more
Conservatively: If the pain occurred suddenly apply ice and consider otc non-inflammatory medication. Perform active range of motion exercises to loosen up the neck muscles. Your physician can refer you to a physical therapist. If the pain persists, you may require a comprehensive history and physical exam, neck x-ray and possibly MRI for diagnosis and treatment by a specialist. ...Read more
Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?
Lump: In the back of the neck could be several things. One is lipoma which unless symptomatic need not be take out except for cosmetic reason. It can slowly grow. The other is sebaceous cyst which can get infected and a lymph node which, if persistent that long, needs to be worked up. There is also a doweger's hump or simply a fat pad. Tell you doctor in concerns you. Good luck. ...Read more
Cysts and lymphnodes: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which is infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Get it checked...: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which is infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Pain: Yes sinus infections can cause your head and neck to pain. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more
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Most likely an abscess(an area of infection that can develop into ball of pus), secondary to an infected cyst or hair follicle, usually fairly painful, swollen, warm, red most time along with an area that might be yellow-gold.
Fairly common Initially treated with warm compresses(towel soaked in warm water) for 10-15 minutes- 2-3X/day.
If no better, see doctor for possible drainage + meds. ...Read more
Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Cyst: Cysts contain materail. Usually they are sebaceous and not dangerous. Rarely they represent a congenital or serious medical condition. Go to the skin doctor and get rid of it. ...Read more
No: If new could be irritated hair follicles, if old can be sun damage-need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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