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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?

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?

Infections: The infections in the sinuses or the just finished root canal treatment either still there or did not go away completely , consult your doctor for treatment. Swollen lymph nodes are indicative of infections in the areas they drain.. ...Read more

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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 think I have scalp infection. Have rashes, pimples, Extreme dandruff, lymph nodes back of neck. How to confirm it and get rid off it?

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

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Sore on scalp swollen lymph nodes rash on face?

Sore on scalp swollen lymph nodes rash on face?

Needs to be seen: This is too complex for an online fourm as the sore and the rash need to be examined and seen, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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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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?

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

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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.

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

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Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?

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

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Will swollen lymph nodes due to an infection (cold etc) always be tender/painful? Mine are not that's why I'm asking

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 more

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I have pain slightly higher than umblicus towards the right upon exertion and swollen lymph nodes that is not due to infection. What could it be?

Non specific: What you are describing could be caused by several issues. Could you provide us with a bit more details? Where are the swollen lymph nodes? Do you have any fevers or diarrhea? Is the pain made worse or better by anything ? ...Read more

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Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Are swollen lymph nodes a sure sign of HIV infection?

Could be...: ....But also of many other serious and non-serious medical conditions. If you have persistently enlarged nodes, especially if you have reasons to believe you may be HIV positive, i encourage you to visit your doc right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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What types of skin infections will cause swollen lymph nodes?

What types of skin infections will cause swollen lymph nodes?

Many: Viruses as well as bacterial infections can go to the lymph nodes. It is also dependent if the patient has underlying pneumonia, flu, cancer, takes steroids, or has any other medical problems. Usually the antibiotic from your physician can treat the bacterial problem. ...Read more

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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 had a viral infection for 3-4 days, is it normal for swollen lymph nodes to appear on BOTH sides of the neck?

Lymphadenopathy: Yes this is very common. The viral infection is disseminated through your upper respiratory tract and the lymph nodes are enlarged and tender because they are doing what they are supposed to do, fighting inflammation. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What Will make a throat infection worse? I have swollen lymph nodes.

Neglect: If you've not seen a doctor - you should. If this needs a Rx, take it as directed and ask for other suggestions too. Follow these carefully. Failure to do so is what would make it worse. Avoid irritation - smoking, yelling, spicy stuff. Drink lots of water, Gargle w/ saline. Honey-lemon tea is nice. Mostly follow Dr's Tx plan! Best! ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Enlarged Lymph Nodes (Definition)

Enlarged lymph nodes are a clinical finding in which the lymph nodes, which are parts of the immune system, are bigger than in a normal, healthy person. This can be caused by infections, cancers, ...Read more