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I have itchy lumps on the right side of my head an inch above my ear. My gland on that side also seems swollen and a bit sore. Should I be concerned?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes, get evaluated

The swollen gland is responding to the agent causing the itchy bumps, most likely an infection.
This could be folliculitis or bacterial infection in the hair follicles or a fungal ringworm infection. Bug bites are rare in the scalp but could also explain the itchy bumps. A visual exam is extremely important.

In brief: Yes, get evaluated

The swollen gland is responding to the agent causing the itchy bumps, most likely an infection.
This could be folliculitis or bacterial infection in the hair follicles or a fungal ringworm infection. Bug bites are rare in the scalp but could also explain the itchy bumps. A visual exam is extremely important.
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