Lymph nodes or lymph glands can be found in various parts of our body and are important for our immune system. these glands help the body fight microbes and other harmful external agents.
Lymph nodes can be found in the armpits, the groin, behind the ears, the neck and underneath the jaw.
Lymphadenopathy or lymphadenitis is what is known as swollen or inflamed lymph nodes. Swollen lymph nodes can be caused by numerous infections which include ear infection, common cold, gingivitis, tonsillitis, and skin diseases.
Dandruff can occur due to inflammatory skin conditions, dry skin, irritated oily skin, or growth of bacteria or fungus on the scalp. Dandruff, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, can lead to itchy scalp and formation of unwanted dry flakes on the scalp.
Acne, and pimples, that occur on the scalp often appear as pustules. Pustules are red, inflamed, pus-filled acne. Scalp acne can be caused by a number of factors which include; having unwashed oily hair, using greasy hair products, stress, dirty environment, often use of headgear, hormonal changes.
The scalp, like other parts of the body, secretes sebum (oil) and if bacteria in the scalp combine with dead cells on the scalp and sebum, they may block scalp pores which could lead to acne.
Symptoms of scalp acne/pimple include; inflammation, pain, itching, and redness. If scalp acne is left untreated, it could exacerbate to folliculitis.
Treating scalp acne involves proper hair care that can be done from home. However, if the pain is very severe, you could visit a dermatologist. Antibiotics are usually prescribed in such cases.
Corns are thick and hardened skin layer that forms when the skin is subjected to continual intense pressure or friction. Calluses are larger than corns. Foot corns and calluses are the most common form of corns/calluses.
People that are physically active, such as athletes, and people that tend to wear ill-fitted shoes tend to have corns and calluses. Corns most often develop on the toes, especially the top and sides of the toes.
Other people that tend to have corns include; people with bunions or hammertoes, people with scars or warts on their feet and people with damaged sweat glands.
Symptoms of corns and calluses include; hard raised skin bump, thick and rough skin, pain when pressing on the corn.