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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis or infection of the hair follicle is probably the case. The lymph glands enlargement can be related to the folliculitis. See your pmd to have it examined and treated. ...Read more

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Have had a hard pea size small bump on the top front of my scalp, doesn't hurt but recently have had neck pain and headaches.?

Have had a hard pea size small bump on the top front of my scalp, doesn't hurt but recently have had neck pain and headaches.?

? related: Neck pain and headaches are common. So are skin lesions, like pimples, on scalp. Infection can be a common cause. You might have fever, shooting pain with looking down, weakness in arms or legs. If things do not improve with OTC anti-inflammatories and rest, then time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?

My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?

Could be. ..: It very well could be a cause of more symptomatic seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, even a plain ole fungal infection. While you could try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos like neutrogena T-gel, you would be best suited by first seeing your doctor to make sure it doesn't require more aggressive treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've been getting these small (the biggest being like half a pea) bumps on my scalp around my right temple and in a group right at the nape of my neck.

I've been getting these small (the biggest being like half a pea) bumps on my scalp around my right temple and in a group right at the nape of my neck.

Wash daily: Try washing your hair and scalp daily with any shampoo. It may take about three months to see full effect of this regimen.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

Scabies?: Is a possibility as well as other possible causes such as bug bites so see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Got this pimple bump like thing on the back of my neck and 4 weeks ago got bad sunburn blisters on neck sholders and scalp. Is it cancer bump?

Got this pimple bump like thing on the back of my neck and 4 weeks ago got bad sunburn blisters on neck sholders and scalp. Is it cancer bump?

Get a medical examin: If this bump is growing in size, then you need to get it checked soon. Your doctor can guide you as to its nature (? Benign or malignant) and also remove it if it does not go away on its own which many of the benign conditions do in a matter of 1-2 months. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.

Blistering bumps covering my face, elbows, forearms, scalp, and pelvic region. Along with the back of the neck. Plaque psoriasis? Press help.

See doc: This is not description of psoriasis.This is more consistent with extensive allergic reaction such as erythema multiform which needs internal medications. Diagnosis amy need biopsy and blood tests. See doc immediately to prevent scarring or long term discoloration. ...Read more

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Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?

Red, sore bumps on ll back of scalp, lymph nodes swollen on l neck & on head. Dr. Said it is psoraisis/gave me ointment. I feel head sick w/ fever.?

See your doctor: Sounds like more than psoriasis. See your primary care doctor so she/he can run some tests on you to rule out infection and other causes of lymph node swelling. Psoriasis does not usually cause lymph nodes to swell unless the plaques get secondarily infected. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?

I have a small lump on left backside of neck. Near the ear feels like a bruise but didn't hit head, and top of scalp very tiny bumps. And a stiff neck?

See your doctor: If you truly have a stiff neck--cannot touch your chin to your chest or move head from side to side, you must be seen urgently by your doctor or emergency room--if you have fever this becomes more urgent.
If you have any scalp problems this may cause tiny bumps or if you pull your hair tight as some do for braids, this may be related. See your physician. ...Read more

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I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?

Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp (esp near ear and neck), dandruff if I don't take head bath every alternate day, and small itchy bumps on scalp near ear and neck under the hair which sometimes turn into pimple and burst open. What could be the reason.

Scalp Dermatitis: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, aggravated by applying grease, pomades, or other occlusive agents. Using a shampoo that has tar for five minutes at least every five days should control it. If the condition persists, consult with a dermatologist. Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Bump on back of scalp. Not painful to touch it's hard&non movable. Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Bump on back of scalp. Not painful to touch it's hard&non movable. Havn't felt sick or taken any meds or hurt the area. Grown slightly larger?

Skin bump: Bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. This is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your doctor and a biopsy/excision should be performed if necessary.
dont worry, this is most probably a cyst but be responsible about your health and get this taken care of. ...Read more

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Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?

Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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There is a pea sized bump on the lower right side of my neck its hard and not painful its been there for about 5 years and its a little bigger causes?

There is a pea sized bump on the lower right side of my neck its hard and not painful its been there for about 5 years and its a little bigger causes?

Lymph node: Lymph nodes can enlarge and remain so for extened periods of time. Generally benign if freely movable nontender firm but not rock hard. Addionally could be skin structure such as lypoma a fatty tumor or inclusion cyst (ingrown hair). The final diagnosis lies in the hand and mind of your physician. ...Read more

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I had a little bump on the back of my neck for a long time and over the weekend it became very large and painful. What can I use to get the swelling d?

Neck lump: Likely a skin surface cyst or infection, it would be best to see a doctor to determine the best course. Otherwise, warm moist compresses and avoid squeezing the bump. ...Read more

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What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

... Shingles. ..: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sorta reddish, clearish, painful bump on my scalp. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Rash: A rash must be seen by a doctor in order to properly evaluate it and make a diagnosis. That said, if it is painful, it could be an infection, which would require antibiotics to treat. ...Read more

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I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

I have small red painful bumps on my scalp along with dry scalp. Would it be bad if I picked it open? How do I home treat?

Foolish?: I am not sure what your red bumps are but if you pick these they could be come infected and could develop a cellulitis. I would see your doc and have him /her review what is ongoing. If the doc can treat it fine otherwise see a derm doc and have them tell you what it is and how treated appropriately.
foolish if you home treat ...Read more

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I have some little hive-like bumps at the base of my neck 2 days. Itchy and painful. I haven't eaten anything I'm allergic to. What could this be?

I have some little hive-like bumps at the base of my neck 2 days. Itchy and painful. I haven't eaten anything I'm allergic to. What could this be?

Viral or otherwise: Hives come and go, typically moving around within an hour's time, but sometimes over 24 hours. Hives that persist for 2 days are rarely due to foods, but a virus could easily explain it, as could seasonal allergies. If you've had any sick contact with family members or friends who are sick, there's your answer. Otherwise I'd think about seeing an allergist. Hope this helps. ...Read more