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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