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Symptom Swollen Lymph Itchy Scalp
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 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
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 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
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
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 and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more
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
I have a swollen occipital lymph node (2nd time in 2 mos) and itchy, bumpy scalp. Treated with anti-fungal shampoo and diflucan. Still there, help?
See derm: If this has been recurrent and there has been no response to anti-fungal treatment, it's time to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
my scalp has been so itchy and burns randomly. Now I have noticed a swollen lymph node behind ear. no infection recently. should I see a doctor?
I have back ear hard lump or lymph node swelling. I also have itchy scalp with pimples on scalp. I am worried about swelling. It is painless hard lump?
Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more
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