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What are the reasons for a painful scalp? Its been 2years that my scalp is painful.

What are the reasons for a painful scalp? 
Its been 2years that my scalp is painful.

Several.....: Recurrent irritation/inflammation/infection. Seborrhic dermatitis, Ring worm, eczema, other inflammatory disorder like...Lupus possible. Donot rule out Lice. In your environment....adulterated hair applications, lice, fungal infection tops the list. ...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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I have a scalp pain for 5yrs Im 21now its paiful that I cut my hair twice a year so Idont have to tie it up or something and I lost alot of it help!

I have a scalp pain for 5yrs Im 21now
its paiful that I cut my hair twice a year so Idont have to tie it up or something and I lost alot of it help!

Has this been: medically evaluated? If not, the source of pain should be assessed. Besides conventional evaluation and treatment consider adjunctive treatment with acupuncture. ...Read more

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What causes painful scalp/skull twitches?

What causes painful scalp/skull twitches?

Nerve irritaiton: It sounds like it may be an irritate nerve that causes it. Which one and what caused it and how to treat it - you will need to ask a doc who takes history and does exam. ...Read more

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Have painful scalp lesions that split to waxy yellow color eventually turn to scab. Now have bumps like cyst that split into same thing, now alopecia

Have painful scalp lesions that split to waxy yellow color eventually turn to scab. Now have bumps like cyst that split into same thing, now alopecia

Needs examination: Your symptoms may be a form of seborrhea. It is not clear from your description if they are limited to your scalp, or if they responded to any attempted treatment. The alopecia suggests an uncommon (like cutaneous sarcoidosis), or more serious condition. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order, who may choose to refer you to a dermatologist for hair pull test or even biopsy. ...Read more

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For 3 days, I have had a very painful scalp, sore throat started today. Some ear pain and some jaw pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works on the scalp pain. Any ideas?

For 3 days, I have had a very painful scalp, sore throat started today. Some ear pain and some jaw pain.  Tylenol (acetaminophen) works on the scalp pain. Any ideas?

Pain: Pain is your bodies way of texting you that there's something wrong. It may be infection. It may be muscle/joint dysfunction. It may be parafunctional habits. If problem getting worse, the severity of the problem is increasing. Call both your dentist and your physician for initial examinations. They may rx your problem(s) and/or refer you to specialists for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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How do you ease scalp pain and itch?

How do you ease scalp pain and itch?

Itchy scalp: The severity, frequency and duration of an itchy scalp depend on the underlying cause. Some causes of an itchy scalp, such as dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis), can be relatively minor. However, an itchy scalp can also be due to more serious conditions, such as infection, inflammation, parasite infestation, autoimmune. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scalp pain?

What is the definition or description of: scalp pain?

Painful scalp!: Painful scalp syndrome! can now be shown by ultrasound to be periosteal inflammation of the skull. Can be related to some forms of arthritis! ...Read more

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Scalp Pain (Definition)

Painful scalp syndrome! can now be shown by ultrasound to be periosteal inflammation of the skull. Can be related to ...Read more