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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sinus infection?: Could be a sinus infection. See an ENT doc for diagnosis.
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Dr. Paul Grin
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35 years experience Pain Management
Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headac ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
NOT LIKELY: If any concern, have your doc check a c-reactive protein and sed rate.. If neither is elevated, you do not have giant cell arteritisl.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause si ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: Fleeting,Sharp pains in the head are usually due to irritable superficial nerves in the scalp and are not serious. They generally clear without any tr ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Very much so : Often stress precipitates these tender points. But if you have a skin lesion, rash, mass, skull abnormality or abnormal blood vessel in that area you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
While head pressure: can be a very alarming symptom, it is often not something life threatening. It may be a type of tension headache, or even migraine, or even the result ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
Rash?: Do you have a rash on your head? One possibility would be shingles. If it doesn't get better, I'd get checked out.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
63 years experience General Practice
Superficial irritati: A long standing sensitive area on the scalp with no visible area of inflammation or infection may simply represent an area of superficial tenderness s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing beats exam: An individual diagnosis in this forum is not possible. For a problem such as a tender spot on the top of the head, nothing beats a physical exam, whe ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Okay?: I'm not sure what you mean by "okay" unless by "okay" you mean "not dangerous." Scalp tenderness is a common symptom of migraine headaches. Even thoug ... Read More

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