Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
136 Doctors are Online

Itchy scalp, knots in head, behind ears, swollen lymph nodes. What can be done?

My Scalp is itchy and I have knots in the back of my head especially behind my ears. I went to Dr last week and he prescribed me an anitbotic but is had not helped. He gave me like one of those cpac where you take like 6 the first day, 5 the second....etc.. I missed the last two days. I am mostly concerned with the knots (swollen lymph nodes) that hurt! Should I go back to Dr or wait a while. This has been going on like 2 weeks.
Asked On : Mon, 13 May 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  40
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for writing to us.
What you are having is known as reactive lymphadenopathy. The lymph nodes have enlarged due to scalp pathology. So you basically need to treat your itchy scalp. Itchy scalp in your case could be due to severe dandruff, lice infestation, fungal infection, boils etc. Meet a dermatologist to rule out the causes. Once the scalp reverts to normal, lymph nodes will get back to their normal size too.
Hope that helped.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 13 May 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions