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Lymph Nodes In Back Of Head Painful
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Are lymph nodes in back of head more palpable in toddlers than big kids? My 2 yo has about 3 on each side. 2 are small, 1 pea size or bigger, normal?
Can be normal: Small, mobile, pea or peanut sized.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down. ?
Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?
Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradle cap to bug bites on scalp to irritation from too tight of braiding of hair, these nodes can enlarge and wax and wane in size. As long as they are not getting bigger...Bigger...Bigger, and are not red/hot/very tender, they can be watched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yo has two small bumps on back of head near bony prominence. They feel like lymph nodes but don't move. I their not nodes b/c location. Any ideas?
Bumps : The bumps on the back of the childs head may be the ocviput bone you are feeling. ...Read more
I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18
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 swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?
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