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I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as  itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more

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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower  skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node. Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more

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The past week i've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?

The past week i've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?

Go see yr Doctor: Any enlarged node, unless caused by a sore throat/infection, needs medical attention. Migraine is probably unrelated to the neck node, yet a medical exam and treatment is necessary and will help you control it and make you feel well if you take a triptan medication which can work wonders to control a migraine. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node under jaw when i lean my head down i feel the knot I have a cold?

Swollen lymph node under jaw  when i lean my head down i feel the knot I have a cold?

Possibly.: It's possible to have swollen lymph nodes as part of a cold or other upper respiratory infection. You could consider waiting until the cold gets better & see what happens to your lymph node. It will probably get better on its own. If it doesn't, you may want to see your primary doctor about it. ...Read more

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How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?

How do you check the hardness of a swollen lymph node on neck? What position should your head and neck be in and which fingers do you use?

...carefully!: In med school, they taught us "the doctor that treats himself, has a fool for a patient!" it is very difficult to be objective when examining yourself or someone you love- emotional factors can play a huge role in what you perceive. If you are not accustomed to feeling lymph nodes on a daily basis, in health and disease, you're just not qualified to make the call. Experience is very important! ...Read more

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I have what i think is a swollen lymph node on the back of head. Tender to the touch and hard. Noticed a week ago. It's pea sized. Should i see a dr?

Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it doesn't go away or continues to enlarge. ...Read more