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Scalp Infection Swollen Lymph Nodes
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
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
NOT REALLY...: Regional/local lymph nodes can be affected resulting in swelling, pain, hot and tender. These are, pre-auricular, post -auricular, sub-occipital, posterior cervical groups. Lymph nodes are the part of immune system, catch bacteria, kill them and after sometime come back to normal size. If bad infection, lymph nodes can become purulent. Armpit lymph nodes are far away to be involved. ...Read more
Does the person have: Classic shingles symptoms? Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the body. The rash burns intensely, itches & is made up blisters that open up & crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches & pains with fatigue. A lymph node draining the dermatome>. ...Read more
Not necessary: From your post, I am guessing your swollen nodes are in the groins. This may be due to injury, infection or cancer. If the nodes are small and unchanged for may years, nothing to worry about. If the nodes have been getting larger, then you should talk with your doctor. Some cancer assocaited with swollen groin nodes are lymphoma, melanoma, and testicular cancer (in men), or cervical cancer (women). ...Read more
Ct scan showed swollen lymph nodes on right side of neck. Recent root canal on right side and sinus infection. Cbc in nov was good. What is it?
Extreme fatigue and swollen lymph nodes. Checked out by surgeon. CBC: White blood cells in normal range, lymphocytes 53% ESR and CRP ok. No fever, I gained weight. Doctors say an infection. Ideas?
Good aftrn docs. Pls what is the treatment for scalp infection in a month and a week old baby boy? Already has a swollen lymph nodes behind both ears.
Needs to be seen: At that age with that history the kid needs to be seen by a doctor. This could be minor & just irritation or they can be deadly germs that require intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more
I think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?
Scalp Hygiene: You should see a dermatologist, in the meantime applied a shampoo which will be useful for fungal and bacterial infections. It also will be useful, if you could have your hair cut Short. As you have lymph nodes in your neck is quite possible that you have an ongoing infection, you will require culture and sensitivity of the organism and started on antibiotics ...Read more
Slightly swollen lymph nodes in neck occurring every now and then. Have an itch scalp with rash going down neck, back and ears. I'm also moody lately.
Rash: It may be the rash on your scalp that is traveling down your neck and to your ears and back is causing swelling of your lymph nodes. Sometimes medical problems can cause moodiness or it may be a separate issue. Be examined by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. Tell him/her about your feelings . Feel better soon :-) ...Read more
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?
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
I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.
Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at. ...Read more
Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?
Inflammatory nodes.: Most nodes in neck that represent a metastatic process are found along the jugular vein. Nodes at the nape of the neck usually drain the scalp and as such with scalp problems, this would be the cause of the process and almost always represent inflammation. This can be controlled with warm soaks to the scalp and at times antibiotics. ...Read more
My 7 year daughter was recently bitten by a tick on her scalp. Now she has 3 swollen lymph nodes behind her ear. Will they go away by themselves?
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Swollen lymph node left side back of neck by hair line. I've had it for about 3 weeks maybe longer.. No infection or cold recently. I do get pimples on my scalp from time to time. It doesn't hurt and hasn't gotten any larger has stayed the same. I saw wal
my scalp has been so itchy and burns randomly. Now I have noticed a swollen lymph node behind ear. no infection recently. should I see a doctor?
I have had swollen lymph nodes all along the right side of my neck, should I check for infections?
Will swollen lymph nodes due to an infection (cold etc) always be tender/painful? Mine are not that's why I'm asking
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes or lymphadenopathy is often a benign transient condition caused by reactions to acute and chronic infections. This reactive lymphadenopathy triggers a cascade of inflammation that makes these nodes tender, enlarged and rubbery in consistency. It would be helpful to know where the nodes are. Non tender lymph nodes may be an ominous sign of lymphoma, autoimmune disease or cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a viral infection for 3-4 days, is it normal for swollen lymph nodes to appear on BOTH sides of the neck?
I have swollen lymph nodes in my groin. They are not painful and I have no infection. My GP doesn't seem to be concerned. Should I be concerned?
No: painless enlarged lymph nodes in the growing are usually caused by little nicks and minor skin infections from the toes on up the legs. Bacteria can drain up the lymphatics to the lymph nodes in the groin, which destroy them, enlarging in the process. They eventually will return to normal size. Rarely, a node will becomeabscessed and require therapy ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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