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Swollen, Painful Lymph Nodes On The Back Of The Head
I keep getting swollen lymph nodes in the back of head area and I'm not sick. They do eventually go away. Should I be worried? I'm 18
Extreme rash waist and up all over, swollen and painful mastoid and occipital lymph nodes, itchy all over, mostly head ... What could be ?
Rash: You need a workup to determine your problem. Your pcp may want to refer you to a hematologist for further workup. ...Read more
I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?
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 the feeling of very swollen lymph nodes and very sore neck the following day after falling and hitting back of head. My head was badly hurting following the fall, although I did not lose consciousness. Should I be concerned?
After 1yr check up with my daughter she has developed swollen lymph nodes in groin and back of head. Now she has had full blown body rash. Whats wrong?
Possible Reaction?: Caseypeloquin; did your daughter receive vaccines at her visit? Usually the MMR and varicella vaccines are given at 1 yr old check-ups. Since these are live viruses she could be having and adverse reaction to the immunizations. Notify her physician of the situation as soon as possible. If she starts having difficulty breathing call 911 or bring her to the nearest er immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chikenpox can cause neck TB to reoccur again? Got swollen lymph nodes under chin, ear & back of head. Is tb come back or is it due to chikenpox?
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
Have a whole line of swollen painful occipital lymph nodes.. behind my ear in the hairline and down my neck ? Neck is very painful?
Infection: Your lymph nodes are a line of defense against infection and sometimes allergic reactions in your body. When they swell, they are fighting the infection. In your case, they are probably overworked and probably need the assistance of an antibiotic. If they do not respond to treatment, blood tests may be helpful to determine other causes. ...Read more
What would cause lymph nodes to swell on back of head. Under 1.5 CM but on both sides. Swell up and down. ?
Lymph node swelling: Lymph nodes are part of your body's natural defense against both infections and foreign objects. Around the neck and head is the most common place for them to enlarge since they help to fight colds, ear infections, sinus infections, scalp infections, and dental. Enlarged lymph nodes in the back of your head usually come from scalp infections, ear infections (sometimes just from ear rings). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red, sore bumps on back left part of my scalp. I have 2 swollen lymph nodes on my neck (not painful, but my heads sore) what do u think it is?
Random swelling of lymph nodes. Lymph nodes on right jaw line swollen and painful! Doctor gave augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) went away...now back again. Any ideas?
Salivary nodes: These bumps may be swollen salivary glands that can get blocked by calcium deposits and then become infected. Easily treated with augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but if infection returns I would seek attention from an ENT to see if the salivary duct is blocked. If this a lymph node infection, a biopsy is might be needed to determine the source of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My toddler has lymph nodes on back of head. They feel like they are stuck together. I feel an indent between them but they move together. Normal?
Likely normal: Those nodes on the back of the head, the occipital nodes, service most of the scalp. So if your toddler has any scalp irritation, be it a little cradle cap to bug bites on scalp to irritation from too tight of braiding of hair, these nodes can enlarge and wax and wane in size. As long as they are not getting bigger...Bigger...Bigger, and are not red/hot/very tender, they can be watched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many lymph nodes can you feel in back of 2 yo head? I feel clusters at base of neck. Not swollen but 4-5. 1 is tiny like sand but mobile. Normal?
Likely normal: We have many lymph nodes in our neck. They are more noticeable (easly palpable) in thin patients and in patients who have an active infection or inflammation. If they are small (pea-sized) and mobile, they are likely normal. If it persists, becomes tender, or enlarges, see you pediatrician. Also if it seems the l ymph nodes are merging into 1 mass, see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Are lymph nodes in back of head more palpable in toddlers than big kids? My 2 yo has about 3 on each side. 2 are small, 1 pea size or bigger, normal?
Can be normal: Small, mobile, pea or peanut sized.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 yo has two small bumps on back of head near bony prominence. They feel like lymph nodes but don't move. I their not nodes b/c location. Any ideas?
Bumps : The bumps on the back of the childs head may be the ocviput bone you are feeling. ...Read more
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
I went to the doctor for bumps on my head, he said it was swollen lymph nodes. Its getting worse and really hurts. I also have painful bumbs on top?
Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?
Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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