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Soft Puffy Swelling Of Scalp
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
Very unusual: A complaint of scalp swelling would be considered quite unusual. ...Read more
Swelling / Bleed: Vaccume delivery: Swelling is called a chignon. Prolonged pressure on the slightly dilated cervix can also cause a round swelling of the scalp. Sometimes during delivery, there can be trauma to the baby's scalp, causing bleeding under the scalp. This could be a cephalohaematoma or a subaponeurotic bleed, depending on the location of the blood collection. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Depending on how concentrated and how long the application was for, swelling would not be an uncommon side effect. Some people with sensitive skin may be especially vunerable. ...Read more
... Shingles ...: 39 y/o female says I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful? If one has had Chicken Pox in younger years, Shingles will be the first to consider. Because the Eye on the same side could be affected, even if it was a different infection, best to see the PCP to be sure & to get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
How long for a scalp cyst removal to heal after it is removed... Sutures are out how long for swelling to go down...
Quickly: Depends on size of cyst and tissue dissection, but two weeks would be in the range. ...Read more
Scalp swelling more prominent after chewing food for the past 3-4 days, 20 year old male with no other medical problems.
Scalp swelling and draining? I went through this a couple of years ago but I do have chronic hidrandenitis suppurativa...
Scalp Hidradenitis: Seek immediate medical care to prevent n infection in your scalp... ...Read more
Depends on cause: Depending on the cause treatment is decided. ...Read more
Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?
Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. ...Read more
Left side of head is swollen between scalp & temple. Pressing gives relive. Suffering for 2 years, worsen recently by swelling. Reason?
See a doctor : These symptoms can only be evaluated in person. See a doctor. ...Read more
Off late any time i have a severe migraine I get nausea n swollen scalp what can I do to eliminate the swelling.and why does it swell at all?
Migraine: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even partial blackout may be present during the episodes. The IHS offers specific diagnostic criteria for migraine headaches. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...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
I have bumps/swelling all across my scalp from a car accident 4months ago. These have moved around my scalp and really ache. But my gp says its normal?
Not 'normal', common: Sometimes after trauma to the scalp, you can get pockets of blood that collect under the skin of the scalp, called hemotomas. These can calcify as the body slowly absorbs. There are more nerves in the scalp which can be stretched beyond their normal position, causing them to fire. This causes pain, especially with the high amount of friction that the scalp endures. This can take several months to resolve. ...Read more
Scalp Soreness: Soreness of the scalp can be caused by a number of conditions and diseases. A simple tension headache can make the scalp feel uncomfortable. Occasionally, a fungus such as ringworm or parasites such as head lice cause the scalp to become sore. Rarely, scalp soreness is caused by chronic conditions, illnesses or autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
Mom fell down and recieved a concussion and a lassceration to scalp. A day later bruises and swelling randomly show up. Is this normal?
I have suffered long yrs in which my scalp is deteriorated, itching,hair loss, bleeding,white powder and swelling. Could u forward ur solution?
See a Dermatologist:
You could have a scalp infection. But there are many various conditions that might be causing
your problem. You really need to be examined by a specialist to find the answer. He or she may be able to tell right away, by the appearance of your scalp, the cause of your condition. ...Read more
Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also, have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?
See ENT ASAP: Mastoiditis may develop in some people and can be a difficult condition to treat with surgery often needed. I presume however that you do know where the mastoid is located otherwise it may also be from an inflammation of the salivary gland or a tumor along the side of the face. ...Read more
I was hit above the eye by a ball yesterday and have swelling there. This morning though the left side of my head/scalp is numb — is this serious?
Evaluation: Any trauma near eye could be serious. If it will be not better in 24 h and you will have blurred vision you need to go to doctor or even ER ...Read more
My 21yrs old sister has fever 102f multiple bumps over scalp neck and behind ears and swelling on forehead the symptoms occur once a year please help?
Fever: High temperature might indicate infectious process. Please have her checked. ...Read more
Can you have symptoms of localised tenderness and prickling 4 years after head injury on concrete resulted in tennis ball size swelling on scalp?
Why did I develop a scalp hematoma 12 days after my car accident? They sewed up my head wound in the ER & my forehead swelling went down. Then 11 days after my accident I was laying down & felt bubbling under my scalp, went to the mirror & saw a huge knot
Delayed bleeding: There was likely a small blood vessel that just started bleeding underneath the skin, causing the hematoma. It may have happened when the stitches were being removed or even something like washing your hair. Nothing incorrect done, just a thing. Your body will eventually reabsorb the hematoma; sometimes some will be left behind that can be uncomfortable, so you may prefer to have it evacuated ...Read more
1i am having severe headaches seizures swelling in my scalp dizziness blurred vision and I can't take noise at all .?
See below: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Now what, my physians office is close for three days. Recap, hit my head no bruise scalp swelling hurts to move jaw in severe pain, headache, HELP?
ER: This is a true emergency. You need to be seen and evaluated by an emergency physician if your doctor is not in. Good luck. ...Read more
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
I have a plethora of symptoms: extreme faitgue, dry scalp, scaly lesions, numbness/tingling in the hands, swelling feet?
Plethora : Of symptoms deserves thorough medical history and physical exam. See a doctor. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more