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Child with hard lumps on the back of skull with runny nose. What could these be?

my 7 year old son as four hard lumps on the back of his skull about the level of the top of his ear. the biggest is the size of a large marble and the other ones are smaller. He is well apart from frequent runny nose and getting thinner which i put down to geting taller. He has good appetite and doesnt appear to have fevers although does get sweaty easily. Only just found them and he says they are only painful when touched/pressed.
Asked On : Sun, 19 May 2013
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Your son is likely to be having Lymph nodes on the back of the skull.These Lymph nodes increase in size when there is infection of the scalp,ears,neck and throat.In your son recurrent Upper respiratory tract infection must have been the cause of Lymph node swelling.

If there is no fever now and he is fine and active,these lymph nodes would disappear in few months.However if it increase more than 1.5 cm and are painful then get him examined by the doctor.

Take Care.

Answered: Tue, 21 May 2013
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