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Scalp Tenderness One Side
I have started having scalp tenderness with my headaches. It is only on my right side. Also, the headaches are one sides from behind eye to brow line.
Your question is...?: You are describing very typical migraine headaches and very common associated scalp tenderness. You already know your headaches are migraines because you take triptans. Whoever is treating your migraines should be knowledgeable enough to answer these questions. If not, you may need a higher level of care: e.g. a neurologist instead of just a PCP. ...Read more
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
Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender
Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more
My scalp is sore only in one spot, it has a yellow fluid oozing out and some red. My neck has an itchy burning rash on the same side?
Shingles?: Please see a doctor. It sounds like you may have shingles, and medicines can reduce symptom duration and prevent complications. You may have a bacterial infection called impetigo. This would require a special prescription ointment. Only a medical provider can tell you for sure. ...Read more
One sided facial twitch progressed to right lower eyelid twitch; sore on the right side of scalp has grown over the past few months; feeling of pressure at back of right eye?
See doctor now: You need to see your doctor now (or ER) since this sounds like a serious condition which needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more
IT DEPENDS: Scalp that hurts could be due to an inflammatory process of the scalp due to diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, bacterial or fungal infection. Do you have redness of the scalp? Pimples? Oily scalp? Flaking? Crusting? Bleeding? There is something called temporal arteritis which is a diagnosis that we would not want to miss. Please see your physician for a physical exam and history. ...Read more
Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?
Why is one part of my scalp tender to touch? Only a light touch hurts if, not a pressing one so I think it's only my scalp that's affected
Shingles?: If this is new (a day or two), and if the tender area is only on one side of your scalp (i.e. tenderness stops at the midline and doesn't extend to the other side), be on the alert for red bumps that would soon turn to blisters and sores. It could be shingles, i.e. a localized recurrence of the chickenpox virus (if you weren't vaccinated and had chickenpox as a child.) See MD if any doubt. ...Read more
My dad is 66yrs old healthy but has the right side of his head is red and tender in his scalp what could be the cause?
Found a hard ball under scalp on left back side of my head n it is tender. I've also had frequent headaches for the last week or so. What could it be?
I am experiencing scalp tenderness to touch, It is only In one particular area. Could it be due to the way I wear my hair or anything else?
Pain in head on right side radiating from tip of forehead to scalp. Tender to touch and head throbs. Pain gets severe when lying down. Please help!
Please start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor. If she/he can help — great. If not you will be referred to a specialist.
Please let me know how this works out. ...Read more
All on my left side, the top of my scalp is very tender to touch and I'm getting sharp shooting pain in the top to middle of my ear. I'm also feeling?
Scalp tenderness on top right side of head for few days. Seems like it could be radiating into my ear, but ear irritation very minor at the moment.
Neuralgia: This could be due to irritation/inflammation of a superficial scalp nerve, if it's not due to an irritated/inflamed scalp muscle or skin. See your physician for evaluation if the discomfort persists or worsens. In the meantime, nsaids like ibuprofen may relieve the discomfort. ...Read more
I have sporadic ice pick type shooting pain on the right top side of my head. Sometimes shooting into my ear &tenderness in scalp area in same area?
I hv a small tender spot on rt side of frontal part of scalp. No swelling or cyst. Just pain only on touch n pressure n brushing hair. What it cud b?
How long: How long have you had this? Could be caused by shingles. See your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?
Many causes: This could be an ear infection, mastoiditis, pinched nerve, shingles or other causes. You will need to see a doctor to determine what is causing this. If pain is severe or you have fever, stiff neck, vomiting, numbness or weakness, or other worrisome symptoms, see a doctor today. Good luck! ...Read more
I have lumps under my jawline on both sides that are pea sized and similar but sore lumps on neck behind the right ear tender bumps on scalp with scab?
Infection: It sounds like you are developing small lymph nodes. These often form in response to infection. It would be best to see your doctor for an evaluation of your scalp and ear to try to find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more
Have scalp tenderness on right side along with ptosis of r eyelid, frequent headache which are worse behind and around right eye. Also, pupils diff size?
Go to Doctor or ER: You need an evaluation to find out why the Right eyelid is drooping and the pupils are constricted. You might have Horner's syndrome which can be caused from multiple conditions including CVA, tumors etc. Get evaluated today! ...Read more
I have a shooting pain in right ear, a sore throat on same side and the top of my scalp is extremely tender to touch. Also, a slight pain in neck below?
Seen 2 docs but wondering why when i have folliculitis on my scalp that whatever side its on I get 2 or three lymphnodes that swell slightly and sore?
Lymphadenopathy: These lymph nodes are doing what they are supposed to do, fight infection. This is a normal reaction. ...Read more
Occipital neuralgia : Occipital neuralgia. The greater occipital nerve runs between the muscles of the neck and provides sensation to the scalp behind the ear and up to the back of the head. When the muscles are in spasm, headaches and numbness occurs. The pain is relieved with massage, physical therapy, and injections of the occipital nerve. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck (C3/4) can cause similar pain. ...Read more
My scalp is always sore, in more than one area and I am always having spastic "brain pains", what could it be?
About 2 months ago I noticed a lump on the back of my neck. It was accompanied by a sore on my scalp. However, the sore healed and the lump is still there. It is on the back of my neck, left side and sometimes causes pain (like a pinched nerve would). The
Neck lump: The two are probably not related. The fact the neck lump is causing you discomfort makes it a good reason to have it checked out. ...Read more
Right side of scalp has a sore spot no rash, haven't hit it or anything. Causing dizziness hurts to touch or move the hair?
If your worried: You have, brain tumor will not produce those symptoms unless has one and getting radiation. See your doctor if you are worried will examine you if needed get you brain scan. ...Read more
I have a bump (doctor said cyst) on my scalp, had it for years. Since friday, it has been very sore, throbbing, can't sleep on that side. What's wrong?
Sebaceous cyst: You have a cyst that may have become infected. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more