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What could cause painful, swollen occipital lymph node?

What could cause painful, swollen occipital lymph node?

Check the hair: Swollen lymph nodes can result from diseases of the back half of the head & scalp. An infection or a skin cancer could be the culprit. Get to a general surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful swollen occipital lymph node?

What to do if I have painful swollen occipital lymph node?

Lymph nodes: May come from neck issues. Start with warm compresses three times a day and ibuprofen If it persists have it checked out with your doctor ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having painful swollen occipital lymph node?

Please help! i'm having painful swollen occipital lymph node?

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

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Is there anything i can do to treat painful swollen occipital lymph node?

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

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Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?

 Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?

Infection: Your lymph nodes are a line of defense against infection and sometimes allergic reactions in your body. When they swell, they are fighting the infection. In your case, they are probably overworked and probably need the assistance of an antibiotic. If they do not respond to treatment, blood tests may be helpful to determine other causes. ...Read more

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Occipital lymph node was very swollen almost two months ago. It is now smaller, but still not normal sized, and still quite painful. Is this normal?

Lymph node swelling: No not normal. Good that it is smaller but a persistent lymph node over 1cm in size and tender for that long may need a biopsy, either with a needle or excision. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swollen occipital lymph node in children?

What is the cause of swollen occipital lymph node in children?

LYMPHADENITIS: Any infection in the scalp will drain to the lymph node and cause adenitis. ...Read more

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I have a swollen occipital lymph node-- at least that's what I think it is. It's rock-hard and about the size of a pea. Just noticed a couple days ago?

I have a swollen occipital lymph node-- at least that's what I think it is. It's rock-hard and about the size of a pea. Just noticed a couple days ago?

Swollen occipital LN: May be from throat, ear sinus infection. even allergies with concommitant mild infection. If does not resolve in 2-3 weeks or if gets bigger, associated with fever ,headache, pain ,confusion follow up with doc/urgent care, non resolving lymph nodes need to be checked. ...Read more

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I have a swollen occipital lymph node,I had a fever for 4 days, high as 103.6, but the fever broke,I havent had one in 2 days,there is pain in node?

Infection: You may have a local infection of the scalp that maybe causing swelling of the occipital lymph nodes I would suggest you see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Swollen occipital lymph node is 11-year-old girl. Persisting for more than 7 weeks. ?

Swollen occipital lymph node is 11-year-old girl.  Persisting for more than 7 weeks.  ?

Lymph nodes: these may be secondary to an infectious process, but if worried and other symptoms such as low grade fever and sweats are present, see primary for some blood tests and additional work up. ...Read more

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My right occipital lymph node is swollen. Its about an inch in diameter. I noticed it monday. What might be causing this?

My right occipital lymph node is swollen. Its about an inch in diameter. I noticed it monday. What might be causing this?

Swollen lymph nodes: You would need to see a doctor and be examined. They would be able to tell if you had an infection or some other problem. Any injuries? Do you have a fever? Give your doctor a call soon! ...Read more

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How can u tell if an occipital lymph node is swollen? What would it feel like? What would cause it to swell on just the left side?

How can u tell if an occipital lymph node is swollen? What would it feel like? What would cause it to swell on just the left side?

Swollen Lymph Node: You can tell if a lymph node is swollen if you can feel the lymph node. Normal lymph nodes are generally not felt. If you can feel an occipital lymph node, it is enlarged. Anything that affects your upper airway, such as sinus inflammation or a recent scalp inflammation can cause a swollen occipital lymph node. Unless you are sick, give it a couple weeks to resolve. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Two occipital lymph node's that are swollen on either side. The left one seems to have gotten smaller i think. They are both hard. I was just in contact with my grandpa whos sick. Please help. Thanks!

Two occipital lymph node's that are swollen on either side. The left one seems to have gotten smaller i think. They are both hard. I was just in contact with my grandpa whos sick. Please help. Thanks!

Should be ok: Lymph nodes typically enlarge when they are fighting infection. The nodes in your neck may have gotten larger bc of some recent cold or sore throat. This shouldn't have any impact on you spending time with your sick grandpa. Unfortunately, if he has something contagious (cold or flu) you could still get it. If your lymph nodes get larger and stay that way (few weeks), you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had the occipital lymph node on right side swollen since I was 18. 25 now. Doesn't hurt to touch. Also folliculitis that won't heal completely?

I've had the occipital lymph node on right side swollen since I was 18. 25 now. Doesn't hurt to touch. Also folliculitis that won't heal completely?

Two issues: The lymph node may be due to folliculitis if the affected area is in the vicinity of the node. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion about folliculitis without examining you. It would be prudent to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, 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