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My scalp hurts evenwhen they're not being touched, can someone tell me what the cause is?

My scalp hurts evenwhen they're not being touched, can someone tell me what the cause is?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor and a dermatologist can evaluate to see if there is a medical problem that is causing the pain sensations. The doctor may check for signs of infection, allergic reaction, and/or inflammation. One should write down for the doctor any medications, cosmetics, and hair products that one uses. ...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 spot on my scalp that is extremely painful when touched. I have had people look?

I have a spot on my scalp that is extremely painful when touched. I have had people look?

The person to look: At it is a dermatologist. They may do a biopsy to find out what is going on, or perhaps can diagnose based on clinical findings. Hope that helps ...Read more

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This morning I felt a hard bump pimple sized on toddlers scalp. He moved when I touched it. Now I can't find it. Should I just let it be or worry?

This morning I felt a hard bump pimple sized on toddlers scalp. He moved when I touched it. Now I can't find it. Should I just let it be or worry?

Bumps/scalp: It may be that you will be able to find it and reassess it after he has fallen asleep. Most small bumps can be observed to see if they resolve. Sometimes a bump may be related to trauma. Scalps are difficult to assess as there are so many bumps which appear to be swelling, but are part of a normal scalp. Have any swelling that is growing or has an unusual color assessed. ...Read more

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I have a sore and painful spot on the top left part of my scalp. It occurs 2-3 times a year. It is painful when touched and I've also got dandruff?

I have a sore and painful spot on the top left part of my scalp. It occurs 2-3 times a year. It is painful when touched and I've also got dandruff?

Neuritis: Scalp nerve irritation can occur for many reasons: old shingles/chickenpox, use of hot air dryers, certain hair products, aggressive brushing or grooming. Please have your scalp checked by your physician. ...Read more

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10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

Needs work up: Could be fungal infection of the scalp, folliculitis, etc. Needs KOH prep of the scalp skin scraping from affected areas. Based on the diagnosis treatment can be advised, I am hoping he was seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

See an osteopath: It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done. ...Read more

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My scalp tends to stink worse when I have headaches. My friends DO smell it. Fingers smell when touched. Can it be contracted from a dogs skin infection?

My scalp tends to stink worse when I have headaches. My friends DO smell it. Fingers smell when touched. Can it be contracted from a dogs skin infection?

Ringworm from dog: I suspect you may have "ringworm", which is a fungal infection commonly contracted from pets. These fungi eat keratin, the material found in the outer layer of skin and hair. These fungi love it even more when it's a warm and moist environment - like now in the summertime. I don't think the headaches are related, but you may need some antifungal treatment - good to show your scalp to a doctor. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing lump on top of his head under the scalp. It is skin color, pencil eraser in size, tender if touched harder than a pimple?

My Son is experiencing lump on top of his head under the scalp. It is skin color, pencil eraser in size, tender if touched harder than a pimple?

Not to worry: This lump is too small to worry unless it grows in size over the next several months. More than likely it is a benign knot due to either acne (pimple) or a lipoma which can get tender if you keep mashing it frequently. I would advise you to check it but not more than once monthly and note down the size. Unless it grows in size, there is nothing further to be done ...Read more

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Small red raised areas/blisters on scalp. Mostly at the crown area. Cluster. Started out like bee sting when touched fluid was there. Pin head in si?

Scalp lesion: This may be an infection e.g. A staph infection. You need medical attention. See your doctor for examination. Meanwhile use a medication neosporin oint on area three times per day until you can be seen, as soon as possible. Go to walk in clinic if you cannot see your doctor. ...Read more

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Spot in back of head behind right ear sore when touched. Then slight tingle on cheek & scalp. Had ache earlier above eyebrow. Any ideas?

Spot in back of head behind right ear sore when touched. Then slight tingle on cheek & scalp. Had ache earlier above eyebrow. Any ideas?

Not certain: It's not clear. This could be sinus infection, or neurological, or it could be muscular, and discuss this with your physician to help clarify these symptoms ...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