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why is my scalp tender to touch

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Shingles?: If this is new (a day or two), and if the tender area is only on one side of your scalp (i.e. tenderness stops at the midline and doesn't extend to th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Headache: Need more info about your age and the headaches . But generally possibilities are sinus headache , migraine . If you are younger in age and like to th ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: A dermatology doctor can evaluate the scalp to see if there is a problem in the scalp skin. The cause could also be a problem in the nerve(s) that go ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Tender scalp: There are many possibilities. See your doctor for evaluation. Depending how long you have had it it could be the start of shingles, or temporal arte ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Bendezu
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Hypersensitive scalp can be due to many things from infections to a pinched nerve in your neck, to wearing a hairdo that is too tight (think tight pon ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
You may: You may have traction folliculitis. See dermatologist for evaluation.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Warrants examination: kindly see your doctor for assessment, unrelenting headache should be evaluated, good luck
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Neuritis: scalp nerve irritation can occur for many reasons: old shingles/chickenpox, use of hot air dryers, certain hair products, aggressive brushing or groom ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Broken: Hair follicle, neuroma, go have them checked by doctor.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible so a diagnosis can be made quickly.

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