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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

Can gilbert syndrome cause swollen lymph nodes? How about itchy skin?

No: Gilbert syndrome refers to a genetic syndrome where you can have mild yellowing of the whites of your eyes, especially with fasting. It does not have any other physical findings, or cause any long term health problems. Best wishes. ...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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Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Scalp started to become itchy, back pain, feeling weak, tired all the time, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes in neck. Is this a vitamin def?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?

See derm: I wonder if your doctor has considered scabies as the cause for your skin problem. You need to call your doctor or consider consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes that I've had for years. Recently I've had unbearably itchy skin. Also anemic. Could this be due to lymphoma?

I have two swollen lymph nodes that I've had for years. Recently I've had unbearably itchy skin. Also anemic. Could this be due to lymphoma?

It's possible.: Lymphoma can cause lymph node swelling, itching, and anemia. But so can many other things. Anemia is common in women who are menstruating. Itchy skin is common and can be due to dry skin, allergies, kidney problems or liver problems. And swollen lymph nodes that have not changed for years are not likely to be lymphoma. So you're probably fine, but see a doc to be sure! And try not to worry. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes 3.5 months. Ultrasound showed lymphadenopathy. Mri showed many nodes but no evidence of lymphadenopathy. Itchy skin Biopsy needed?

Swollen lymph nodes 3.5 months. Ultrasound showed lymphadenopathy. Mri showed many nodes but no evidence of lymphadenopathy. Itchy skin Biopsy needed?

FollowDoctor'sAdvice: We can not comment on just ultrasound and MRI reports without having more information, about the clinical history as to why the tests were ordered and what part of body was involved. I suggest you follow the doctor's who know your case advoice and find the diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in groin itchy skin bad tooth also lump on shoulder blade?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump and adenopathy. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes under both arms, itchy skin with no rash, burning sensations in bones and joint pain?

Lupus vs RA: Sounds systemic! I would really urge you visit your md please! Too many things going on! Please let me know what diagnosis your doc give you! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. But getting worse what is it?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. But getting worse what is it?

Rule out tumor: Tender knots on head could be inflamed cysts or skin malignancies. If there is associated lymph nodes these could be drainage from infected lesions or spread from malignant skin tumors which are enlarging. See surgeon to consider bx of head lesions. That will tell you what the cervical nodes are and what kind of treatment necessary to resolve issue. ...Read more

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Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor

See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropractor has been unable to help with the neck and shoulder discomfort I would take any imaging he/she has done and seek an opinion for an orthopedic doctor. Could be just soft tissue injury or maybe a small fracture. Please see an md for evaluation. ...Read more

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Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Bumps on middle of forehead. Painful and itchy. Started as 5 or 6 small bumps and are now 2 big ones. Swollen lymph nodes on left side of neck/jaw.

Infection, shingles?: This sounds like a skin infection of some sort. It could be a bacterial infection (e.g. staph, strep, etc) but I'm more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). See a doctor ASAP. If bacterial, you'll need an antibiotic. If shingles, an antiviral drug (e.g. valacyclovir) needs to be started very soon to have maximum benefit. ...Read more

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Enlarged lymph nodes for 6months, constant headaches, ringing in ears, lack of energy, itchy skin, awaiting second blood test. What is wrong?

Enlarged lymph nodes for 6months, constant headaches, ringing in ears, lack of energy, itchy skin, awaiting second blood test. What is wrong?

A Medical exam indic: You need a complete physical to check you and find out why your nodes are swollen. It could be a viral illness or some other cause which may require additional tests to be determined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck, headaches, fatigue, and itchy scalp? Strep throat can do this?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck, headaches, fatigue, and itchy scalp? Strep throat can do this?

Not itchy scalp: Strep throat most commonly causes fever and sore throat. Other possible symptoms are swollen lymph nodes in the neck, stomach ache, headache, vomiting, and rash. Step throat does not cause itchy scalp, cough, runny nose, or diarrhea. You should see your doctor to discover the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

Sneezing, itchy eyes. I wake up with a sore throat, I have swollen lymph nodes in neck for awhile. What could be the cause? Allergies

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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Red itchy skin & ears & swollen glands in neck since moving to new place. Gets worse after I've been in laundry room. Using same detergents. Help!

Allergic reaction: We can develop allergies even if we haven't changed the type of products we use. I would start by changing my laundry detergent to a hypoallergenic one. If that doesn't work, you can use a hypoallergenic soap like neutrogena. If you are no better after these changes, you need to see a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

My neck lymph nodes are in sizes 12*6 & 12*7 and I have itchy skin & some pain in neck&ear& burning tongue, an ENT dr gave me metronidazole, why?

Swollen lymph: You may have an infection and that is why you have the other symptoms you mentioned. Without seeing that would be my opinion as to why the Metronidazole as it is medication used particularly for anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. ...Read more

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What can cause two swollen lymph nodes in neck?

What can cause two swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Infection to tumor: The dx of swollen lymph nodes in neck depends on size, location and symptoms of pain. In upper neck 2 nodes can represent spread of throat infection to ear, spread from parotid gland. In mid neck tumor can arise from metastatic thyroid and in supraclavicular fossa, an upward spread from lungs. Biopsy if persistent or enlarging can show lymphoma, infection or tumor metastatic tumor. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck for more than a year?

Go see your doctor: Need more info: one or more? How big? Is it growing? Is it hard, painful, red etc? Any other swollen glands anywhere else? Any fevers, night sweats, weight loss etc... ...Read more

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Is it possible that swollen lymph nodes in neck affect swallowing?

Is it possible that swollen lymph nodes in neck affect swallowing?

No: Lymph nodes enlargement in general will not affect swallowing. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck and night sweats. Are these related?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck and night sweats. Are these related?

Can be serious: Causes of night sweats include: menopause, idiopathic hyperhidrosis (you sweat too much), infections (tuberculosis is most commonly associated), cancer, medication, neurological causes, hormone problems, low blood sugar. I suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?

What do you suggest if my son (3) has swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin but bloods all normal should I still be worried?

Depends on situation: Lymph glands generally swell after stimulation and can do so after a general illness, vaccinations, or if limited to one area, some local factors. If they enlarge and gradually shrink back to resting size within 3-4 weeks, they are behaving normally. You have done the initial baseline workup, so I would give it time and recheck if it persists too long. ...Read more

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How can I get my dr to listen to my concerns about more swollen lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm? What tests should I ask for?

How can I get my dr to listen to my concerns about more swollen lymph nodes in neck and crease of arm? What tests should I ask for?

Exam: You should get a complete exam to include a CBC, sed rate and CMP for starters. If your physician is not addressing your concerns- get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph nodes in neck since December started not painfull but now is very painfull. Also having night sweats waking up soaked.

See PCP: The symptoms you are describing require full assessment by a physician. Enlarged lymph nodes with fever, and night sweats indicate infectious etiology but other conditions may be the etiology too. ...Read more

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Swollen Glands (Definition)

Swollen glands = inflamed lymph nodes (doesn't actually ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more