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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then i found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down
but then i found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have an infected cyst on my head and swelling of the glands around my ear - could they be connected?

I have an infected cyst on my head and swelling of the glands around my ear - could they be connected?

Quite likely: Lymph nodes connected to an area of infection do get large and may be painful. In severe cases, abscess may form in the lymph node. Please have your infected cyst treated promptly. ...Read more

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On my head 6area are swelling diff size like some1hit, from 4year.And its growing fast, we remove by opration?And what chance it not grow again there?

On my head 6area are swelling diff size like some1hit, from 4year.And its growing fast, we remove by opration?And what chance it not grow again there?

Scalp lesions: There are many causes of bumps on the scalp and you should definitely see a dermatologist for this problem. It is possible that these are actually pilar cysts, and that is a hereditary problem. But i cannot tell you for sure what's going on because i cannot see the lesions. See you dermatologist! ...Read more

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My sons head is swelling from sunburn. What do I do ?

My sons head is swelling from sunburn. What do I do ?

Med tx: If he has significant burn to the point that there is visible swelling - would seek medical care. In the meantime, keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. ...Read more

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I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..

I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head.  Applying ice to swelling on head..

See a doctor: Are you on any type of blood thinners like coumadin (warfarin) or plavix? If so, go to the ER. If you do not take any blood thinner then I would still recommend evaluation by your doctor or an Urgent Care. ...Read more

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I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine,but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal?And how long it gonna take to disappear

I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine,but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal?And how long it gonna take to disappear

Patience: Although this often looks stressful it is a common event with a vacuum extraction and the majority of the time the blood will be absorbed. If there are no neurological issues, patience and time are the best medicine. Be sure to have your Pediatrician check it out and monitor it with you. http://www.drhull.com/EncyMaster/C/cephalohematoma.html ...Read more

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Hello doc! I have a small red rashes over my penis head and also swelling below the penis head.

Hello doc! I have  a small red rashes over my penis head and also swelling below the penis head.

Rash: This may be due to a yeast infection which can be transmitted by your sexual partner. An allergic rash from something you came in contact with is less likely. You should be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more