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Scalp Pain Top Of Head
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
Suggest you see an : ENT and audiologist for full evaluation. Ringing in the ears is usually from hearing loss and is not reversible but can be caused by some meds. You don't list any here. A full eval is warranted anyway . You have a long time to live and headaches are no fun. The two may be unrelated but start with the ENT ...Read more
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure in face. Tingling around temple,forehead and front part of head all on right side.feeling exhausted, back of head throbbing,neck a lil stiff?
Tingling: Is there a rash on the face. Any fever? Any history of migraines?. If no additional neuroloIgical problems, I would take some Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil. If there is any fever, etc, I would recommend you go to an urgent care center or ER to rule out an infection such as meningitis, etc. ...Read more
Question?: You've made a statement but simply put a question mark afterward. Your limited information doesn't remind me of anything more than a dull pain over a small area of the head. Could be a tension type of headache but we'd need much more information. If you'd like to write me more details...be happy to listen or set up an appointment for you: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR to make appt ...Read more
Right side head pain: One sided head pain behind one's eye could be migraine. But you should see a physician and get a medical diagnosis as it could be a medical condition that requires treatment or further diagnostic evaluation. If it is migraine, stress management therapy, biofeedback and/or medication are treatment possibilities. ...Read more
Feeling awful. Swelling in back of head, bottom of skull area. Painful small bumps in scalp. Hardness 1 inch below skull, left side. What is this?
You must: You must see a doctor physically to find out what is going on. ...Read more
Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...
See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tmj: You likely have tmj. A way to tell is to open and close the jaw with a finger placed in the TMJ socket which is roughly the pocket created when one opens the mouth and places a finger directly in front of the ear canal right at the level of the sideburns. Softer foods, warm compresses and Motrin should help. Avoid gum chewing. Temporal arthritis is another possibility. ...Read more
Headache on back of head and behind left eye. Also feel pressure on top of head when bending over along with burning sensation on forearms left face?
Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?
Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling and numb feeling around one side of forehead and temple and front of head?
Tmj? Ear stuffiness and pain. Tender jaw. Neck and bottom of head ache radiating to shoulders. Shooting pain up side of head. Shoulders and neck tense
Could be: Could be from ear infection, TMJ dysfunction, throat or tonsil infection, impacted wisdom tooth, neoplasm, systemic disease, muscle sprain, neurological disorder, and many other possibilities. Bite the bullet, call BOTH your Physician and your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Know that your symptoms may have multiple coincidental unrelated causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress/Anxiety: One of the more common causes would be stress and anxiety. Stop worrying about it and try some relaxation exercises. I suspect the symptoms will disappear or become less bothersome. Of course you should see your physician should the symptoms persist. See>http://bit.ly/1v0GgZh http://bit.ly/1t1LbhG http://bit.ly/1gJU36u See my checklist"Overcoming Anxiety and Stress" ...Read more
Not dx'd but wondering if I should be evaluated for trigeminal neuralgia. Besides the shock-like pain behind same ear every time scalp pain top head.
Not typical: Does not exactly sound typical if trigeminal neuralgia. ...Read more
Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!
? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more
I have a sudden onset of scalp pain around the crown of my head. It is pretty severe and extremely tender to touch it is like a burning stinging?
Hard to say: You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible so a diagnosis can be made quickly. ...Read more
Struggling with daily headaches and scalp pain on the back of my head. More than usual hair loss too?
Neck pain, clicking sounds when I turn my head, forehead/scalp pain. CT/MRI on head/brain normal. Help! ?
Need good exam: Images from MRI/CT are usually static (meaning you lying there in one position)- you are describing a dynamic problem- clicking and pain with motion. Most of the time, this is a ligament/soft tissue phenomenon that a good physical exam can assess; dynamic imaging like motion xrays, can also assess. MSK ultrasound may be helpful but often more difficult with the neck (very helpful with shoulders) ...Read more
Common.: Per Dr Jessica Wu -"it’s also a matter of your hair growing accustomed to being in one position. “The nerve endings get used to the hair being in that direction,” she said. “Then when you take your hair down, the nerve endings get stimulated again, so your scalp feels more sensitive." REF: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hair-loss-ponytail_us_58adee2ae4b057efdce88d5e ...Read more
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
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
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 m having severe scalp pain whenever I touch my hair or move it.Its been twi days but no relief evrn afrer washing my hair or even oiling it..
Secondary hyper Algesia related to MPD (jaw pain) is it causing my scalp pain, swallen, hair fall and excess oil?
Scalp hurts too touch like someone is pulling my hair my right ear also hurts and just just had strep throats wondering about the scalp pain never had?
See a doctor: Sounds like you have pressure bulding in the right ear, possibly from the recent illness or an entirely new and separate illness. The scalp discomfort is likely, referred pain, due to the right ear issue(s). You need to have a doctor examine you. ...Read more
Im afraid that I have temporal arteritis becaise I have scalp pain with tender to touch and pne sode temple pain is it life threatening?
35 y female . Severe burning scalp pain & hair loss . Normal thyroid &chemistry blood tests .Best management?
Dermatologist: If you have access to a skin doctor, i would recommend you see one. ...Read more
Doc said I have occipital neuralgia, but I have a lot of tingling in frontal area around eye/cheek/forehead on right, lot of scalp pain?
Severe nausea, sore spots on scalp,pain in temples/below jaw, dizziness, fever, slight cough, general feeling of being sick. meds dont work 100%?
34 y/o female with two day history of scalp pain and tenderness. Pain is mostly on left parietal accompanied with sore throat, and left ear pain. ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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