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I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head.  They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

Several options: Without examining you i cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat forehead headache like throbbing pain behind of my eyes tired these symptoms go away for 3-4 days and come back again almost a year ?

Allergy: You are describing a typical allergy symptoms. You need to be taking allergy medicine for good Allergy is not like cold that will go away in a week or so it is a life time problem see your doctor ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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I have a pressure sore on the back of my head and one on my bottom and tailbone. The tailbone has 3rd degree sores and is tunneling. Should i worry?

I have a pressure sore on the back of my head  and one on my bottom and tailbone.  The tailbone has 3rd degree sores and is tunneling.  Should i worry?

Yes: It is concerning that you would have these type of wounds. If this is being treated then usually it can heal well with time- but it does take time. I would just want you to make sure you are seeing someone and that there is a management plan in place for addressing the wounds. Deep wounds some time require treatments with hyperbaric chambers, wound vacs or skin grafts. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hit the back of my head on the corner of a wall and now the base of my head near my neck is sore when I move my head. What do I do?

I hit the back of my head on the corner of a wall and now the base of my head near my neck is sore when I move my head. What do I do?

Ice, motrin: if your spine is tender I would go and get X-rays. How hard did you hit? If you just stumbled and bumped it it's likely just a contusion. If you fell down hard may need X-rays if your neck is tender ...Read more

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Why would part of the top of the back of my head feel sore? I never bumped it on anything, i just noticed it, and im not getting headaches

Why would part of the top of the back of my head feel sore? I never bumped it on anything, i just noticed it, and im not getting headaches

Headache: This is a headache which is a referred pain from the sinuses. If you have allergies and your nose is congested or have sinus disease, it will cause that pain. See an allergist and get treated. ...Read more

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I had a large, sore bump on the back of my head 4 weeks ago. It is still there now but is teeny tiny, like an indentation. Still sore. Should i worry?

I had a large, sore bump on the back of my head 4 weeks ago. It is still there now but is teeny tiny, like an indentation. Still sore. Should i worry?

Prob OK: Bumps or masses can be from many things. If you ha trauma it is most likely blood. If you did not it possible an lymph node or infection. If it is getting smaller with a residual small bump it is ok. But if you think it is getting larger you should see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Why is the top middle part of the back of my head always sore, been like that for yrs and i dont remember hitting it, it hurts when im on my back slee?

Why is the top middle part of the back of my head always sore, been like that for yrs and i dont remember hitting it, it hurts when im on my back slee?

Topmiddlebackofhead?: I dub thee Her Superior Occipital Soreness Lady (Her SOSL). Distresseth only whilst on the back sleeping? Very well. I'm a neurologist & when ere' I hear such symptoms foul methinks OCCIPITAL NEURITIS vs. ALLODYNIA. But to know betwixt these knaves which it is should pose more trial than elegance Milady. If Her SOSL should desire- I am @ your service: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more