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I have recently developed very sensitive skin. It started on my lower left arm and is now across my upper back. Sore to touch but no rash visible.?

I have recently developed very sensitive skin. It started on my lower left arm and is now across my upper back. Sore to touch but no rash visible.?

See a doctor: Your sensitive skin may be a sign of a more serious medical condition and should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. Contact your doctor right away to set an appointment. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Been having sore to touch spots on middle back of my head and back upper part of my head. What can it be or why is it happening/?

Been having sore to touch spots on middle back of my head and back upper part of my head. What can it be or why is it happening/?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the name given to inflammation of hair follicles that can be caused by several factors. Folliculitis is a focal inflammation of the hair follicles. It looks like acne with little rings of inflammation surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. The result of folliculitis is a tender red spot, sometimes with a surface pustule. Staph is the most common bacteria causing this. ...Read more

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What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

Lymph nodes/infected: Get your scalp checked for infection and inflammation as well as parasites. Get a blood count to make sure that your body is fighting off infection. ...Read more

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My skin is sore to touch from the center of my belly around the right side to my back. It began suddenly as a sensitive spot in my back. What is that?

My skin is sore to touch from the center of my belly around the right side to my back. It began suddenly as a sensitive spot in my back. What is that?

Sore skin: The issue you describe may be consistent with shingles. This rash tends to begin as pain in a dermatome. A dermatome is a region of the skin that is innervated by a sensory nerve, and generally wraps around the trunk, arm, leg, etc. The pain may be severe, and a papular rash may develop. Anyone with chicken pox as a child may develop shingles later in life, particularly in times of stress ...Read more

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I have a dime size lump in back of my head and today at base of my head right side is sore to touch and throbbing a bit and swollen as well. Size of r?

I have a dime size lump in back of my head and today at base of my head right side is sore to touch and throbbing a bit and swollen as well. Size of r?

Could be a boil: Infection of the skin, superficial, that can cause pain that is throbbing and is sore to touch
Usually either settles by itself or opens up to let the pus out. ...Read more

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Was in a bad car wreck 3 nights ago, airbag deployed. Didn't go to ER, had severe headache 2.5 days, sore to touch back of head. Should I see a Dr?

Was in a bad car wreck 3 nights ago, airbag deployed. Didn't go to ER, had severe headache 2.5 days, sore to touch back of head. Should I see a Dr?

Yes.: If airbags deployed, it means that your accident was a serious one. You probably have a neck injury, but only a medical evaluation will tell for sure. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today.?

Sharp pain in back of head. Area sore to touch. No injury. Woke with dizziness and nausea. Can't walk straight or even drive today.?

Headache, dizziness: Call 911 and go to ER, may be vertigo but usually not with headache, may be reflux and h pylori, may be herpes infection, may be internal brain process like bleed call 911 ...Read more

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The back of my head, arms, breast, rib cage are sore to touch. Feels like someone beat me.

The back of my head, arms, breast, rib cage are sore to touch. Feels like someone beat me.

Muscle pain: Hi. There are muscles in this areas. Any unusual muscle activity? Workouts, yard work, etc, etc? Also could be muscle ache associated with a viral illness. Try some ibuprofen or naproxen (as long as you're OK taking this drugs). It shouldn't last too long. Get well soon! ...Read more

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My husband has had a soft lump at the back of head on the right hand side. He says it's not Sore to touch but is the size of walnut?

My husband has had a soft lump at the back of head on the right hand side. He says it's not Sore to touch but is the size of walnut?

Cyst or lipoma: Cysts & lipomas are often soft & painless. However, the former can become painful & even harden if distended & filled, much less infected. Lipomas, or fatty tissue, typically remain soft & painfree. Abscesses are collections of pus that are usually painful & need to be lanced/drained. Have him go see his family doc for evaluation & your reassurance. ...Read more

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Keep getting pains over most of my head, sore to touch areas?

Keep getting pains over most of my head, sore to touch areas?

Neuralgia: This type of pain usually is neuralgia which is a mild inflammation of a superficial nerves in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Can IBS make skin sore to touch sometime?

Can IBS make skin sore to touch sometime?

IBS and Sore Skin?: No, that is not related. What do you mean by sore skin? Is all of your skin sore to touch or just some of it? How long have you had this? Is there a reason you think the two are related? If the sore skin is persistent, you should be evaluated by a physician to find and treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes, now sore to touch?

Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes, now sore to touch?

Pain: You may have an abrasion or irritation of the scalp. You could also have a minor infection like a cellulitis. If it persists let a doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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I have had pains on the right side of my head for about 6 years. The past year it has turned into an intermittent dull ache that is sore to touch.?

I have had pains on the right side of my head for about 6 years. The past year it has turned into an intermittent dull ache that is sore to touch.?

Concerning: With the length of time you have had these symptoms combined with recent worsening of your symptoms recommend you are seen and evaluated. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I have soreness sensativte and bone soreness under breast it also feels weird to touch my skin and it. S not shingles.?

Possibly: Shingles is a recurrence of the chicken pox virus on one particular nerve where it has managed to hide. When it activates, it will follow the course or length of that nerve - where you are describing it, front to back along an almost straight line on one side of body only, right or left. Kinda feels like that prior to skin lesions showing up. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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MRI done told one side of my head is bigger than the other. No blockages it started with side of face sweeling bad. Now side of head sore to touch?

MRI done told one side of my head is bigger than the other. No blockages it started with side of face sweeling bad. Now side of head sore to touch?

Tension headaches?: You should be relieved that the MR doesn't show anything organic. Tension headaches, due to increased blood circulation may cause one side to look bigger than the other. Get your doctor to check you for temporal arteritis possibility also. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have suffered r sided head pain for 5 yrs now-daily. I function with meds. I now have swelling and soreness r temple-and tender to touch. I am 54?

I have suffered r sided head pain for 5 yrs now-daily. I function with meds. I now have swelling and soreness r temple-and tender to touch. I am 54?

Temporal arteritis: Would see your doctor and be checked for temporal arteritis. There may be other reaswons for your discomfort, but that should be checked for. ...Read more

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For a few days I've been getting a light headache in my right temple and head. It's sometimes sore to touch and comes and goes. Any ideas?

For a few days I've been getting a light headache in my right temple and head. It's sometimes sore to touch and comes and goes. Any ideas?

Have you tried: Treating it? Excedrin2-3 would be a good initial try along with packing it with ice then going to bed in a dark quiet room. ...Read more

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Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?

Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible. ...Read more

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The skin on the top of my leg is sore to touch and feels very much like neurolger.. .. Any ideas? Feel a bit silly going to the doctors Ellie Bates

The skin on the top of my leg is sore to touch and feels very much like neurolger.. .. Any ideas? Feel a bit silly going to the doctors Ellie Bates

Topical medicine: If you don't have any warning signs like redness or swelling in the area or pain radiating to nearby parts of the body, you can use topical pain medicine like Ben-Gay, or Aspercreme, or try ice or heat. If it is the top of your thigh, that can sometimes be caused by weight gain and sitting for long periods of time, called meralgia paresthetica. ...Read more