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Hi, My names Matt and i'm 16 years of age, i have been having random itching sensations all over my back, it happens, sometimes when i just get in the shower, and other times it happens just randomly i had it for 3 hours non stop the other day and its jus

Hi, My names Matt and i'm 16 years of age, i have been having random itching sensations all over my back, it happens, sometimes when i just get in the shower, and other times it happens just randomly i had it for 3 hours non stop the other day and its jus

Pruritis: Pruritis is the fancy-schmancy name for itching. (Could help you playing Scrabble!) Itching is a symptom. Symptoms can have many causes. The first thing to try with itchy skin is to avoid fragrances & harsh soaps, both have molecules irritating to skin. So use unscented detergents, soap, lotion & deodorants, etc. maybe even shampoo/cologne. Avoid fabric softeners completely. No help? See doc! ...Read more

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Why do my nails look matted and as if they were dried out?

Why do my nails look matted and as if they were dried out?

Dry nails: They may be dry. If you wash hands a lot, use alcohol gels or nail polish remover or a regular basis the nail plate can dry out. Also some medical conditions such as psoriasis can cause a dry looking nail plate. Apply aquphor at bedtime may help. Also moisturize often during the day. ...Read more

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Are two lymph nodes each one of them is 1 CM in size, matted, movable a cause for concern?

Are two lymph nodes each one of them is 1 CM in size, matted, movable a cause for concern?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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

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What is classed as rubbery or matted lymph nodes? How do they feel and if their matted does that mean lots close together?

Yes..: Matted means 'lots closer' or stuck together. Matted nodes are harder in consistency as compared to rubbery nodes, which are softer to firm in consistency. ...Read more

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I've been constantly pressing on my lymph node and now it feels matted to the node next to it. Could I have caused this by touching it so much?

Yes!: But depending on where the "lymph nodes" are located and how large they are as well as other problems in the area that drains into these nodes could be a matter of greater concern! If these don't resolve soon or become worse , or orher symptoms develop the you should be evaluated by a physician ...Read more

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Wake up with matted eyes is this glacoma?

Wake up with matted eyes is this glacoma?

Glaucoma: No. Glaucoma is optic nerve damage, which is typically painless. However, there are different forms of glaucoma. ...Read more

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Lash curled into the corner of my eye and my eye was hurting and irritated I got it out but next morning my was matted shut should I get it looked at?

Lash curled into the corner of my eye and my eye was hurting and irritated I got it out but next morning my was matted shut should I get it looked at?

Might be infected: Inturned eyelashes can cause an amazing amount of irritation, but it is possible that an infection set in even in spite of getting the eyelash out. You can try using a warm compress over the closed eye and gently cleaning to see if that clears away any residual debris. OTC artificial tears might also help. If the symptoms persist, you might need an antibiotic eye drop or ointment to use. ...Read more

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4 year old child with a 3cm swollen auxiliary lymph node 3+weeks that is now matted. Blood looks good. Still growing. They dont want to do anything.

4 year old child with a 3cm swollen auxiliary lymph node 3+weeks that is now matted. Blood looks good. Still growing. They dont want to do anything.

They're right: Observation only at this point, will likely regress on it's own, common, keep the follow up and trust, wish you and your child wellness ...Read more