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I have swollen lymph nodes under my chin and neck what could it be I was recently prescribed amoxicillen and cipro (ciprofloxacin) will either clear my problem up?

I have swollen lymph nodes under my chin and neck what could it be I was recently prescribed amoxicillen and cipro (ciprofloxacin) will either clear my problem up?

Possibly, however. .: You are describing enlargement of lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) which are located in various places of the body and function as defenses fighting infections and other foreign material in the blood. You could have a skin infection in head/neck area, a tooth infection, etc. If the nodes don't go away after the rx, first see a dentist, and if that doesn't care of it, an ENT doc. Important. ...Read more

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Area under my chin feels tight, but I don't feel and bumps or swollen lymph nodes. Could this just be my anxiety or something more serious?

Area under my chin feels tight, but I don't feel and bumps or swollen lymph nodes. Could this just be my anxiety or something more serious?

Platysma muscle: Often when you're a little wired-up, the skeletal muscle fibers here contract. That's almost certainly what you're feeling. Nasty stuff doesn't present like this. Hoping that whatever's on your mind is manageable. ...Read more

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Can a CT of sinuses see swollen lymph nodes? I have one directly under my chin and half way down my neck

Yes: Ct scans show bone and soft tissue. Soft tissue windows will allow the identification of lymph nodes. The determination of a "swollen" lymph node is based on diameter. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

There are several: Possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem within the mouth, the lips, the tongue or the skin nearby. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mgt/workup: I would recommend an evaluation for TB. A chest radiograph and possibly cultures are indicated.

When you have chickenpox, there also are lymph nodes which enlarge, but in six weeks should return to normal. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

I suddenly have a lump on the side of my face. Can this be caused by head trauma? Hit on top of head, lump in front of left ear. Swollen Lymph-nodes?

Any: Inflammation can cause swelling of the lymph nodes. Most likely the contusion to the head caused inflammatory reaction. Which lead to the swelling if the nodes. Keep an eye on the swelling. If things change. See your doctor ...Read more

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Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?

Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?

Nodes: Please see your doctor. He/she will ask you a few questions, examine you, and order lab tests.
Examining your lymph nodes is critical.
Whether or not the doctor (s) will do anything to the nodules is not certain.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I sometimes get bumps on my head could that be swollen lymph nodes?

Possible: But the best thing to do is to see a doctor and have these examined when they arise, so that an appropriate diagnosis and course of action is possible. ...Read more

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I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once and a while. It's been doing this since august after I got hit in the head

I'm sixteen and have had swollen lymph nodes near my jaw swell up ever once and a while. It's been doing this since august after I got hit in the head

Many options: With the history of trauma, perhaps you need to have a dental exam. Are the nodes present on both sides of your jaw? Regardless, you need a careful exam to determine what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

Exam: You should get a thorough medicial examination and blood testing for illnesses of the blood and immune system. Call for an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and one under left side of my chin my skin isn't red there not painfull they just sit there there not hard?

I have swollen lymph nodes in my neck and one under left side of my chin my skin isn't red there not painfull they just sit there there not hard?

Have it evaluated: Lymph node enlargement is normally infections and may come from the skin or from a dental abscess. With no obvious cause you should have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Would an MRI of head show swollen lymph nodes in neck?

Depends: Upper neck area nodes can been seen well. Lower neck nodes can be out of range of imaging. ...Read more

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My son has severe acne and swollen cheeks. He also has swollen lymph nodes on his neck and under his chin. Are these related?

Maybe: All teens have a few palpable lymph nodes in the neck. I don't know why his cheeks are swollen, but junior does need to have his acne treated with something strong enough to work -- if you fail to do this, this will be a cause of regret / resentment for a lifetime. Acne is non-lifestyle-related, a grave social problem and can result in lifelong disfigurement. Please get with a scientific physician. ...Read more

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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 more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. But getting worse what is it?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck with 2 very sore knots on head dr said nothing wrong. But getting worse what is it?

Rule out tumor: Tender knots on head could be inflamed cysts or skin malignancies. If there is associated lymph nodes these could be drainage from infected lesions or spread from malignant skin tumors which are enlarging. See surgeon to consider bx of head lesions. That will tell you what the cervical nodes are and what kind of treatment necessary to resolve issue. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Swollen lymph nodes throughout head and neck, big scabs in head, elevated rdw-cv and elevated abs monocytes. What could this mean?

Probably nothing: This is a constellation of minor anomalies such as any generally healthy person may have. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. You need a general physician or skin Dr. To evaluate your scalp (?), & serum iron and TIBC to search for mild iron deficiency (commonly raises RCW before anemia sets in). Malignant nodes aren't subtle. ...Read more

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It been a week my neck is sore underneath chin my doctor told me no swollen lymph nodes why can it be?

Gland: You may have a blockage of a gland that helps with saliva. One option for treat that is sialogogues (saliva inducers) such as sour balls. That may help expel a blocking stone. Consider also continuing md follow up to look at other possibilities if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: If your symptoms are improving, you may watch and wait. If the symptoms persist a week or so, without improvement, after the fall, you should see a doctor.
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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 more

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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. What's wrong?

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. What's 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 more

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Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?

Very dry scalp on right side of head only and swollen lymph nodes at the nape of my neck/skull. Any ideas or suggestions?

Inflammatory nodes.: Most nodes in neck that represent a metastatic process are found along the jugular vein. Nodes at the nape of the neck usually drain the scalp and as such with scalp problems, this would be the cause of the process and almost always represent inflammation. This can be controlled with warm soaks to the scalp and at times antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had a cold w/ swollen lymph nodes in my neck and lower head with pimple like bumps/rash that are causing pain. I was prescribed Keflex but no progress

Had a cold w/ swollen lymph nodes in my neck and lower head with pimple like bumps/rash that are causing pain. I was prescribed Keflex but no progress

If...: If you are not responding to the antibiotics prescribed and still feeling sick you should see your doctor again for reevaluation. However, make sure you gave at least 48 hrs for the antibiotics to start working. If not yet 48 hrs you should wait unless you are feeling extremely ill. ...Read more

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I have thrush. I have sores in my mouth but am now experiencing swollen lymph nodes kind of close to my chin. Is this normal? Taking nystatin for it

I have thrush. I have sores in my mouth but am now experiencing swollen lymph nodes kind of close to my chin. Is this normal? Taking nystatin for it

Not Normal: Thrush in the mouth is usually after taking a course of antibiotics but other conditions can cause it. The sores in the mouth might indicate that you have a predisposing condition for both. Lymph nodes can be reactive. You need to connect with on of the healthtap MD or see your local MD. ...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