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Dr. James Krick
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Scalp Pain (Overview)

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


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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

Dr. James Krick
47 doctors shared insights

Scalp Pain (Overview)

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


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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 bugs burrow into the scalp and what is the treatment?

What bugs burrow into the scalp and what is the treatment?

Scalp bugs?: Why are you asking? Have you seen a doctor? You should be seen. A dermatologist would probably be best. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of scalp folliculitis? Do you need oral antibiotic pills?

See Your Physician: For bacterial folliculitis of the scalp, it is important to determine the organism responsible for the infection. After a culture and sensitivity is obtained, your physician will be able to prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. Since the hair follicle is deep, most patients require a systemic (oral) antibiotic for extensive scalp folliculitis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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.

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

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