A 35-year-old female asked:
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i hv been experieincing a tingling/prickling sensation at top of my head (just at the roots of hair). at times, like a dull pain. what could this be?

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Dr. Rawan Tarawneh
17 years experience Neurology
See dermatologist: There are several possible reasons for this. This could be due to skin causes such as dry skin, an infection of the scalp, vitamin b deficiency especially b12, or abnormal thyroid function . Occasionally, scalp tenderness and tingling are seen in patients who have chronic headaches such as migraine. The treatment is different for each cause. Check with your gp or dermatologist first.
Answered on Oct 14, 2015
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