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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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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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I have a scalp pain for 5yrs I'm 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 I'm 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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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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Can anyone provide some specific reasons to what might cause scalp pain?

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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Does scalp pain come from tmj?

Scalp/tmj connection: There are muscles under your scalp. These are attached to the temporalis muscles (forehead). So if you have muscle imbalance in the muscles that open and close your jaw, the scalp can be tightened as well. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of my scalp pain (seems like a pimple or 2 are there)?

Infection: This is possible scalp infection which requires oral antibiotics. See physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of scalp pain after a few days of not washing your hair or putting it up in a ponytail?

Oil glands: Our hair follicles have natural oil glands which tends to keep the scalp soft, however, after couple o days it builds up to where it stiffens the roots of hair and hence the pain. ...Read more

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My husband is having severe scalp pain. He has no hair and just the slightedt touch almost puts him in tears. What could be causing this to happen.

Shingles, infection: If the pain is localized to one side of the scalp, it could be shingles. If it is generalized it could be a bacterial infection. You don't specify how long this has been going on, but any severe pain, particularly in the head and neck area, should be addressed promptly. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have scalp pain with swollen scalp what is the cause and what doctor specialist should I go for consulting?

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. ...Read more

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Scalp pain with tenderness to touch and swollen scalp too what is the cause? I'm very worried

Get it evaluated: You are much too young for temporal arteritis so there must be another cause. It is likely a local problem but see a doctor to find out the cause. ...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