Psoriasis and swollen lymph nodes

Posted Tue 8 Oct 2019 2.55pm by lauren


I suffer with psoriasis on the scalp and it has recently got a lot worse and has caused the lymph nodes on the back of my hair line to swell. The swelling is causing a lot of pain down my neck and I am in a lot of discomfort. I have had a scan on the lymph nodes and they have confirmed that they don't think they are cancerous. Has anyone else experienced this?



Posted Fri 29 Nov 2019 2.13pm by Kerr1991

Hi, I’m experiencing something similar too. I have had psoriasis for years and on my scalp has become worse, a few months ago I noticed lumps on my neck at the side 2 on my right and 1 on my left the doctor said nothing he was concerned about just swollen lymph nodes he took my bloods and said nothing concerning. But I asked to be referred to a specialist as I recently found out I was pregnant so have been worried it’s something sinister. I see an ENT he put a camera down my nose into throat and said he’ll put me for a ultrasound and biopsy on the 4th of December. But I am so worried as I have googled a lot of stories. But I’m not sure if it is my psoriasis causing the problem, as I have never had swollen lymph nodes in my neck before. Especially because they aren’t going down. But I am otherwise we’ll just quite tired. Have yours gone down atall? Do you feel more reassured after the ultrasound?

Posted Mon 3 Feb 2020 3.49am by Julation (edited Mon 3 Feb 2020 3.50am by Julation)
I work for a pharma company and I am a writter

Hello I know this is old but I have the same problem. My neck is hurting and my lymph nodes are swollen on the side I have psoriasis in my ear canal when I flare up. Remember that its a immune deasease so I think it might be normal to have that kind of reaction. Do you have any update on your situation?

Posted Sun 9 Feb 2020 6.13am by ali - 64 from
I have mainly scalp and ears affected. I’m 62 now and think have had it about 5 yrs.

Hi 👋

I have scalp & ears psoriasis,

I suffer badly with cold sore which have been getting much worse, I.e they go immediately like impetigo and abt 3’’ size, it’s also like having flu each time, I m laid up with it. I’ve just had it 3 times in 2 months. I’ve just got the dr to give a prescrip so I can get antibiotics straight away. (Though I’ve been taking them 2 weeks and she said my glands in neck and sides of top half vv painful and sensitive and must be infected badly ) still painful all this time feel like throat is swollen. and my voice deepens ( voice box too?)

Does anyone have same experience? It feels as though my immune system is more and more affected🥴.

I’m 62 and still working, (love my job as a Counsellor) and I’m not ready to cut back yet, but seem to be on a health ongoing spiral since November. Any suggestions, comparisons helpful thanks.


Posted Sun 9 Feb 2020 2.27pm by Julation
I work for a pharma company and I am a writter

Hello I also have it in my ears. My neck is hurting like crazy, cant turn my head on right side. Its auto immune, it might be « normal » that our system is fighting something that is just not there. You really need to find what is causing this (I am still trying to figure it out myself) to calm the flare down.

Posted Sun 17 May 2020 1.57pm by beths123


Sorry for late reply but I am going mad here.

I to have scalp psoriasis and noticed two lumps behind my neck on the left side near hairline was reassured by gp it was my psoriasis

However lastnight I noticed two near my collarbone area but still on the neck they move but painless went to walk in centre who said I had quite a few swollen glands and nothing to worry about.

Anyone else had this on their lower neck also??? I am so worried x

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