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I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

I have an itchy scalp and a swollen lymph node on the left side of my head at the lower  skull line. Can you please tell me what might be the cause?

Dermititiis: You could have eczema, seborrhea, atopic or other form of dandruff. If you scratch it it will tind to worsen and flake as well as get infected. That will cause the swollen lymph node.
Start with a dandruff shampoo and stop scratching it. See if it starts to resolve in a couple of weeks ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as  itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?

Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...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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I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

I have an itchy scalp and a large red itchy patch on my forehead. I also have swollen lymph nodes around my ear. I got my hair done last Wednesday.

Dermatitis: If ALL the symptoms are on SAME side of your head and don't cross the midline then I'm worried about shingles which can later become painful. Starting treatment right away is critical
A chemical allergic reaction is also possible especially if your hair was dyed and should have it looked at. ...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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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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Hi ive got a swollen left tonsil thats giving me no pain but it my jaw has started to hurt on the left side and ive started to get an itchy scalp and?

Hi ive got a swollen left tonsil thats giving me no pain but it my jaw has started to hurt on the left side and ive started to get an itchy scalp and?

Separate things: Swollen tonsil with no pain or obstruction requires no therapy as it will eventually shrink on its own. Itchy scalp is not related. Painful jaw may or may not be related to tonsil. A Dr will help you. ...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

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I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear. Its smaller but still tender. Dr not concerned, how long ?

I've had itchy scalp for a while and 3 weeks ago had a tender, swollen node behind my ear.  Its smaller but still tender.  Dr not concerned, how long ?

Lymph node: Local infections can be associated with acute enlargement of lymph nodes in the region. These nodes act as filters of the small vessels which transport lymph fluid. Bacteria are trapped in the nodes and processed by the body. Destruction of the infectious materials results in inflammation. These reactive nodes can be very tender...This enlargement and tenderness can last for weeks. ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f  white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! all the best! ...Read more

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4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months ,itchy scalp and legs ,weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

4 swollen nodes (Neck and behind ears) for more than 7 months ,itchy scalp and legs ,weight loss, headaches and fatigue. Low wbc & high calcium. Help?

Biopsy done?: Have you had one of the lymph nodes biopsied? I would suggest seeing an ENT specialist for further work up. Perhaps an infectious disease specialist also. ...Read more

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If you have itchy scalp mild swellen face and dry hands after eating soy diary lentils nuts fish vegetable and fruits is it allergy or intolerance ?

If you have itchy scalp mild swellen face and dry hands after eating soy diary lentils nuts fish vegetable and fruits is it allergy or intolerance ?

No allergy: If your symptoms scan a variety of food categories and are limited to one area, such as the scalp, you must think of another entity beyond food. You should see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. This is neither food allergy or intolerance. ...Read more

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College student diagnosed with mono by monospot no symptoms but swollen neck lymph nodes and itchy all over. Can it be lymphoma ? Going crazy! Help!

College student diagnosed with mono by monospot no symptoms but swollen neck lymph nodes and itchy all over. Can it be lymphoma ? Going crazy! Help!

Common things R comn: If you just need something to worry about, you can let this get to you but I wouldn't.Mono is common to college age crowd and swollen neck nodes are a common single presentation. The swelling should fade in 3 weeks, although in a few it will linger for longer. ...Read more

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Itchy all over, swollen lymph node in groin, bruise easily & red dots on inside of mouth. Idk if symptoms go together. Concerned.

Itchy all over, swollen lymph node in groin, bruise easily & red dots on inside of mouth. Idk if symptoms go together. Concerned.

Yes: If you bruise easily and have swollen lymph glades, do consult your doctor ASAP. Itching can also be a symptom of lymphoma. ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to continue doing what works.D. ...Read more

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What do I have? Symptoms are itchy scalp, burning scalp, blisters on scalp, and sting on my scalp.

What do I have? Symptoms are itchy scalp, burning scalp, blisters on scalp, and sting on my scalp.

Scalp itch: Not sure if u r on medications that can cause itching. Best to have it looked at by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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When i eat diary produtcs and patato i get itchy scalp and thin hair but when don't eat symptoms get disappear prick test of food allergy is negative?

Great Detective work: The hardest part in diagnosing adverse reactions to foods is to tie in the right food with the symptoms. You have already found the offending foods. It doesn't matter that the skin test is negative. It appears that your symptoms are too mild to elicit a positive prick skin test or the antigen may have been changed when the testing material was prepared. Continue to avoid potato and dairy. ...Read more

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Woman in my 30s, experiencing hair loss with itchy scalp. Symptoms started during banting diet, thyroid tests were fine &advantan drops helped? Help!

Woman in my 30s, experiencing hair loss with itchy scalp. Symptoms started during banting diet, thyroid tests were fine &advantan drops helped? Help!

The drops "helped"?: Did the drops stop the itch completely? How much weight did you lose? Normal menstrual cycles? Any meds or supplements? Birth control? A dermatologist can define your type of hair loss, determine the cause, and help correct it. ...Read more

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Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.

Itchy Scalp rash for 2-3 weeks, ongoing muscle & joint aches on and off for 50 days now, symptoms not together. is it ars hiv? 97 days post hetro sex.

Unrelated: Scalp rash and joint disease are not symptoms of HIV. Both symptoms may or may not be related. Some connective tissue disorders like lupus may be manifested with both. Obviously, you need to be examined by a physician who would also order the appropriate tests ...Read more