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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?
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
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
LYMPHADENITIS: Any infection in the scalp will drain to the lymph node and cause adenitis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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
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
I've had a swollen occipital lymph node on back right side of neck since I was 18. I'm 24 now and the node is fairly small feeling on the surface. It painless to the touch. When I pinch the skin under it feels like it may be the size of a half inch ?
May be lipoma: This may not be a lymph node and consider a liphoma. Ask your physician to clarify. ...Read more
Swollen occipital lymph node, headache, very painful no fever. Should i go to ER sinc eits the weekend or wait till monday to go to my family dr.
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
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
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
Painful base of scalp & 2 sore swollen occipital lymph nodes and 2 swollen nodes at back of neck -all left side. Swollen sublingual nodes -4 days now?
Lymphadenopathy: See your primary.Get a more detailed answer ›