Sore and itchy skin
The symptoms of lymphoma are not only associated with lymph nodes; they might also influence on how your skin looks and feels. Many patients with lymphoma experience severe itching, and this is especially prevalent in Hodgkin lymphoma. Sometimes itching comes with patches of sore and dry skin, and in some cases, it is located near the swollen lymph nodes.
The reason why patients have itchy skin with soreness and other symptoms is associated with inflammation. The immune cells start releasing inflammatory substances to the nearby tissues, and they reach the skin as well. The nerve terminals in the deeper layers of the skin become irritated by these substances, and it starts sending signals to the brain that might be perceived as itching or a slight burning in the skin.
There are plenty of reasons for itchy skin, especially if you have a rash, and it is not a good idea to put on antibiotic creams and unknown substances without consulting your physician as they would change the visual cues your doctor might need to see to diagnose your case.