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Swollen lymph node with pain behind ear. Hair falling, balls on hair strand. Is it parasite? Treatment?

I am a 52 year old woman, 5 2 , 135#. I have been trying to get treated for gum disease (unsuccessfully) for 7 years. My porblem is this: I have a swollen occipital lymph node behind my left ear accompynied by pain in the ear, my hair has been falling out for the past five years and on examining a strand of recently discarded hair I discovered hard little balls attached to the hair strand at approximately 2 inch intervals. I have been waashing my hair with Selsun Blue for several months to address the possiblility of a fungal infection but I wonder, is this some kind of parasite, like lice?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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you have scalp infection, which is the cause for hair fall and enlarged occipital lymph nodes...
you have matted hair, this could be a fungal infection/ due to the infection of purulent organism, leading to whoozing,exfoliation leading to matting..
but this can be confirmed with clinical examination and lab investigation..
see your dermatologist immediately..
all the best..
Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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