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My 2 year old son has swollen occipital & facial lymphs.The occipital lymphs have been swollen for 11/2 yrs.The facials go back and forth. Suggestions?

My 2 year old son has swollen occipital & facial lymphs.The occipital lymphs have been swollen for 11/2 yrs.The facials go back and forth. Suggestions?

Lymphadenopathy: There are many causes to swollen lymph nodes but they do not normally persist. If these have, it would be very important to see your physician to have him examined and discuss potential causes. If they are found to be persistently enlarged, it may be necessary to have them biopsied to be sure nothing more concerning is occurring. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I have symptoms of HIV, swollen occipital nodes, I slept with risky person in oct last year took home test in sept, test neg, could it be wrong?

I have symptoms of HIV, swollen occipital nodes, I slept with risky person in oct last year took home test in sept, test neg, could it be wrong?

Get retested: Get retested since tests can give false-negative as well as false-positive results. However swollen occipital nodes per se are not an unique feature for HIV. ...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 had a swollen occipital lymph node (confirmed by ultrasound, very palpable) for 5 months. What is this? It hasn't shrunk.

I have had a swollen occipital lymph node (confirmed by ultrasound, very palpable) for 5 months. What is this? It hasn't shrunk.

See a doctor: You have obviously had this examined by a doctor in order to have an ultrasound. Either follow their instructions, or if unsatisfied, obtain a second opinion. Generally these are benign, but if stony hard in consistency, fixed to underlying tissue, persistently tender or growing in size, biopsy may be necessary. See your doctor. ...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 for 8 weeks, pain in lyphmnodes after drinking vodka?

See doctor: If you do not have any lesions on the scalp, and the nodes are growing in size it needs to be evaluated. The reaction after alcohol is worrisome and you should consult your doctor. It would be good idea to abstain from alcohol, all the time. ...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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Docs, could a sprained neck cause swollen occipital and posterior cervical lymph nodes?

Docs, could a sprained neck cause swollen occipital and posterior cervical lymph nodes?

No: No, swollen lymph nodes typically are not related to an injury. They are usually from infection of other inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Swollen occipital bone and nodes near it very itchy , also itchy rash all over my body.What can I do.

Swollen occipital bone and nodes near it very itchy , also itchy rash all over my body.What can I do.

Nondiagnostic: Without inspecting the type of rash, no specific diagnosis can be made. The lymph nodes are most likely reacting to the rash itself. I recommend a consultation by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime try antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) which doesn't cause drowsiness. Try to think of any new exposure to foods or other substances. ...Read more

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I have a swollen occipital lymph node && I am breast feeding, should I stop until whatever my problem is, is under control?

I have a swollen occipital lymph node && I am breast feeding, should I stop until whatever my problem is, is under control?

Breastfeeding and ad: Having a swollen node in the occipital area, lymphadenitis is not a contra-indication to breastfeeding. If you have other symptoms that indicates a severe infection, or you are placed on an antibiotic that is unsafe for the baby and you have consulted with your physician, you may want to pump and dump. You should resume breastfeeding asap, meaning as soon as you feel better. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today. ?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today. ?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...Read more