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Doctor insights on: Redness Around A Swollen Lymph Node

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Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Left an ice pack too long on my skin, now skin is ice burned. Skin went from cold/stiff, to red/slightly swollen skin. How do I remedy?

Urgent care or ER: If the area was white, cold and stiff or hard and if it then becomes red and swollen as it warms, you need to seek professional medical assistance. Usually the area will form blisters and permanent "bruising" or skin discoloration, which indicates long-term damage and possible destruction of blood vessels. Get it seen asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Had small blisters on groin area. They're disappearing, but small redness appeared on head of penis. Tested (-) for hsv1&2. Have a swollen lymph node.

Lichen planis: There are numerous afflictions that affect the skin of different parts of the body. Skin sores or rashes, genital lesions and ulcers, and oral manifestations are common. If you have any oral lesions or markings of gums, lips or tongue, I would look into being tested for lichen planis. It is similar to some other diseases but not an infection from virus, bacteria, or yeast. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.

Get it checked: Many possible reasons-too many to discuss here-exist. A good history and physical will help narrow down these possibilities. ...Read more

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1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

1 random swollen lymph node in groin area for 1 week now. Painful, but not growing, the skin is not red, it is hard but movable, no other symptoms.?

Probably infection: But could be a malignancy or inflammatory condition.
Get an exam and blood tests for starters. If doesn't go away, need biopsy. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the back of my head left side is swollen, what does it mean?

The lymph node on the back of my head left side is swollen, what does it mean?

Depends: It could be cyst. Could also be a sign of infection. Requiring full exam. You should get checked out. ...Read more

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Could swollen, red eyelids mean an allergy to my skin lotion?

Could swollen, red eyelids mean an allergy to my skin lotion?

It could: The eye lids are very sensitive to contact allergens and many skin lotions have ingredients that are known to be contact allergens. I would recommend evaluation by an allergist to test for contact allergens. ...Read more

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Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Painful swollen lymph node under right armpit - Causes? Pain and redness went away in a few days, but it's still swollen. 25 yr male.

Ingrown hair?: Are you sure it is a lymph node? An ingrown hair causing an abscess can cause a lump in an armpit. If it truly is a lymph node, then the nodes in the armpit drain the arm and the breast and superficial chest. Any infection or disease in those areas can cause a swollen node. If it doesn't continue to improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital pain and tenderness specifically on my clitoris. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? Recently I used a clitoral pump during sex and after that its been red and swollen.

I am experiencing genital pain and tenderness specifically on my clitoris. The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do? Recently I used a clitoral pump during sex and after that its been red and swollen.

???????: You used suction and gave yourself a hickey on the genital skin. Now you ask why it is red and sorer?????? Avoid friction there and gently lubricate it [KY]. As days go by it will heal. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated. Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

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Bad pain L side of head & L eye w/swelling of eye, redness, L earlobe swollen & runny nose + congestion. L face feels funny. Cluster headache? Sinus?

Bad pain L side of head & L eye w/swelling of eye, redness, L earlobe swollen & runny nose + congestion. L face feels funny. Cluster headache? Sinus?

Sinus or virus: Most likely but could be clogged meibomian glands, beginning of shingles (if immunocompromised or under stress); see MD and eyeMD also to rule out narrow angle and other causes of headache. Or consult with us. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more

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The past week I've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?

The past week I've had severe migraines (2x/day) on the left side of my head. I have a swollen lymph node on the same side. What could this be from?

Go see yr Doctor: Any enlarged node, unless caused by a sore throat/infection, needs medical attention. Migraine is probably unrelated to the neck node, yet a medical exam and treatment is necessary and will help you control it and make you feel well if you take a triptan medication which can work wonders to control a migraine. ...Read more

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What does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

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

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I have a swollen lymph node in groin with purpura cluster on the skin overlying it. What could this be?

I have a swollen lymph node in groin with purpura cluster on the skin overlying it. What could this be?

See doctor: How do you know it is a lymphnode? It may be early hernia and the presence of bleeding over the swelling is more suggestive of a new hernia. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My previous question was about a sore on my armpit and all I was told was it is a lymp node but it isn't swollen it is almost eating away the skin.

Bottom line: Is that we are providing best input we can with info provided. If you have a necrotizing lesion - you need medical evaluation as opposed to medical education format that is currently offered on healthtap. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node under jaw when I lean my head down I feel the knot I have a cold?

Swollen lymph node under jaw when I lean my head down I feel the knot I have a cold?

Possibly.: It's possible to have swollen lymph nodes as part of a cold or other upper respiratory infection. You could consider waiting until the cold gets better & see what happens to your lymph node. It will probably get better on its own. If it doesn't, you may want to see your primary doctor about it. ...Read more

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If one lymph node on the back, right side of head is swollen and painful where is it possibly fighting an infection from. Sinus?

If one lymph node on the back, right side of head is swollen and painful where is it possibly fighting an infection from. Sinus?

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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The area above my right collarbone is swollen. I cannot tell if it is a lymph node or muscle. It is like there is swelling beneath the skin.

The area above my right collarbone is swollen. I cannot tell if it is a lymph node or muscle. It is like there is swelling beneath the skin.

? Lymph node: Swelling above the collarbone could be the result a number of different conditions. Please have a good examination soon by your primary care doctor; it is likely that an ultrasound (or other imaging) will be ordered to determine which structure (s) is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. But it started with an inflamed bowl and swollen lymph node on head. Is this autoimmune pancreatitis?

I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. But it started with an inflamed bowl and swollen lymph node on head. Is this autoimmune pancreatitis?

Possible: Autoimmune pancreatitis is an increasingly recognized type of chronic pancreatitis that can be difficult to distinguish from pancreatic carcinoma but which responds to treatment with corticosteroids, particularly prednisone. It is increasingly regarded as a form of hyper-igg4 disease. There are two categories : types 1 and type 2 each with distinct clinical profiles. ...Read more