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Tactile hyperesthesia causes.

Tactile hyperesthesia causes.

Many causes: This is an abnormal sensation. It is an increased sensitivity. This is due to nerve damage and there are multiple causes of nerve damage. In your age group the most common is environmental, secondary to diabetes, and secondary to alcohol abuse and dependence. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What causes cutaneous hyperesthesia?

What causes cutaneous hyperesthesia?

Allodynia newer name: Cutaneous hyperesthesia is a bit dated. Several things such as migraines, acute appendicitis, radiculopathies of the cervical and lumbar spines, Shingles or a herpetic skin infection can cause this heightened sensation of the skin which can also be seen in a condition know as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or (CRPS) which can occur after a major injury, surgery/operation, or long bone fracture. ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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What causes flaky scalp?

What causes flaky scalp?

Flaky scalp: It could be dandruff or psoriasis. You can try over the counter shampoos like nizoral and if that doesn't help please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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What causes deep scalp itch?

What causes deep scalp itch?

Need to see Doctor: Itchy scalp is due to an inflammatory reaction on the scalp. It is a common problem among adults. It can be caused by
1seborrhic dermatitis which cause dandruff
2hypothyroidism
3lupus erythematotus
4scalp infections with fungi and bacteria
5allergy to shampoos or hair dyes/dressings
a persistant itchy scalp needs to be examined and evaluated by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

What causes thick dandruff on scalp?

Several posibilities: A fungus, malassezia lives on scalps of healthy adults without problems, sometimes growing out of control, feeding on oils inyour hair follicles. This can irritate your scalp and cause extra skin cells to grow, die and fall off, clumping with oil from your hair and scalp, making them appear white and flaky in your hair. You may also have eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does oily scalp causes more dandruff?

No one knows: No one really knows what causes dandruff but it may be caused by the overgrowth of a normal fungus on your scalp. Usually it is helped by washing your hair frequently with a dandruff shampoo if that does not work then you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can scalp nerve endings cause scalp itch?

Can scalp nerve endings cause scalp itch?

Scalp nerve: Scalp nerve endings do NOT cause itchiness. Any itchy stimuli may activate the scalp nerve ending and be perceived as itch. ...Read more

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What causes body tingling especially scalp?

What causes body tingling especially scalp?

Scalp Tingling: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of scalp tingling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Anxiety,
hyperthyroidism,
migraine,
multiple sclerosis,
neck muscle tension,
sinus,
menopause,
hormone replacement therapy,
allergy to shampoo/soap. ...Read more

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What condition causes sandpaper-like scalp?

What condition causes sandpaper-like scalp?

SANDPAPER SCALP: PSORIASIS IS ONE DISORDER THAT CAN CAUSE IT.
HOW LONG?
DOES IT ITCH?
ANY RASHES ON OTHER PARTS OF YOUR BODY? ...Read more

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What might cause occasional tingling in the scalp?

Normal nerves: Occasional transient tingling of the scalp is normal and experienced by virtually everyone. ...Read more

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I got a small pink spot on my scalp, what could cause this?

I got a small pink spot on my scalp, what could cause this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a headache cause the scalp to be sensitive to the touch?

Yes: If the headache is from the nerves in your neck that innervates that area (which is a very common cause for headaches), then the skin overlying that area can be extremely sensitive. It is most likely related to one of the nerves in the top of the neck and you may benefit from seeing a pain doc who can do a diagnostic nerve block to identify if it is those nerves. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Could a few boils or pipples on scalp cause neutropolis to go up to 72%?

Could a few boils or pipples on scalp cause neutropolis to go up to 72%?

Depends: Usually it takes a systemic infection to cause the neutrophils to go up. But without any knowledge on the actual WBC count it cannot be ascertain as to whether this rise in % is from a decrease in other types of WBC particularly lymphocytes when the actual number of neutrophils may well be normal. ...Read more

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Can anyone provide some specific reasons to what might cause scalp pain?

Scalp pain: There are various causes of scalp pain, including trauma, headache or infection. Injuries to the head, neck, scalp, skull or brain are commonly associated with scalp pain. Headaches may cause scalp pain as the result of vascular swelling, muscular tension, or nerve pain. Scalp pain is also caused by any condition that infects or irritates the surface of the scalp itself, such as skin disorders and. ...Read more

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What is it that causes my scalp to itch uncontrollably everytime I sweat?

What is it that causes my scalp to itch uncontrollably everytime I sweat?

Itchy scalp: May have dandruff or other condition that inflames scalp that is further irritated by salty sweat. If otc dandruff shampoos haven't helped, see pcp or dermatologist for rx help—antifungal shampoo or steroid shampoo/ foam to calm inflammation & reduce/ eliminate itching. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my scalp which are painful and bleed what could cause this?

Scalp Folliculitis: Scalp folliculitis is an infection or irritation of the hair follicle on the scalp. Folliculitis can occur anywhere on the body where hair follicles are present, usually anywhere except the palms and soles. Common places where folliculitis develops are the scalp, underarms, and legs. Treatment is with antibacterial shampoos and oral antibiotics like solodyn (minocycline) or monodox. ...Read more

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My upper neck (under the scalp) has been hurting on/off for about 2 wks. What could be the caused?

My upper neck (under the scalp) has been hurting on/off for about 2 wks. What could be the caused?

Musculoskeletal: It may be musculoskeletal in the upper neck area, but you need to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment as well as to rule out other causes of your neck pain. ...Read more

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I have crawling and tingling sensation all over my body a particular scalp and back, I did complete evaluation but no cause diagnosed. What to do?

R/O DYSESTHESIAS: DYSESTHESIAS ARE ABN SENSORY NERVE IMPULSES. You need a through exam and lab testing. Especially evaluation for MS/CNS LYME/CNS SS/CNS SARCOIDOSIS. A full lab W/U and auto-Immune W/U. MRI OF BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD. LP FOR MBP & OLIGOCLONAL BANDS. If all of this has been done and is normal. It may be secondary to FIBROMYALGIA. I would recommend a GF diet and trial of CYMBALTA v LYRICA V SAVELLA (milnacipran) ...Read more

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Why does the ketaconozole shampo leaflet advice to use it twice a week? Will using it daily cause my scalp to adapt to it making the shampo useless?

No but not necessary: This anti-yeast shampoo helps less than half the people with dandruff. It was suppose to kill pitysporum yeast and this yeast was purportedly the cause of dandruff. It works best in HIV patients with a poor immune system. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp?

Psorasis: Psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and hair dye sensitivity can all cause an itchy scalp. If this occurs few days after dying your hair, allergy test to the dye to determine if you can use it. Antidandruff shampoos contain ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, tar, or salicylic acid. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an itchy scalp?

Itchy Scalp: Seborrheic dermatitis, also referred to as dandruff or cradle cap in case of children, is one of the most common causes of itchy scalp. Skin conditions like contact dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, ringworm of scalp, folliculitis and other fungal and bacterial infections may also affect the scalp and cause itching. ...Read more

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What causes scabby scalp?

What causes scabby scalp?

Head sores: Treating sores of the scalp depends on the cause, of which there are many. Eczema, psoriasis, seborrhea, fungal/bacterial infection, parasitic infestation, chemical irritation, chronic scratching/tic disorder, etc. Etc. Your healthcare practitioner or dermatologist can help you sort this out! ...Read more

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What can cause sores in your scalp?

Scalp Sores: Scalp sores can develop from many skin conditions or as a symptom of a scalp infection. Bacteria, germs and some types of fungus can infect the scalp. Most scalp sores localize to certain areas of the scalp but some may cause widespread outbreaks. ...Read more