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I am having some swelling in my scalp and sometimes it's paining.

I am having some swelling in my scalp and sometimes it's paining.

Go see your DR: For a thorough exam. You could have infection or inflammation there which needs to be evaluated. Hope u feel better! ...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


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Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Swelling in the scalp maybe a spider bite?

Spider bite lesions: Have extremely variable presentations. There isn't a way to tell you if the swelling is related to a spider bite. Dermatological evaluation may help to determine the cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Scalp swelling since birth?

What is the definition or description of: Scalp swelling since birth?

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

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How common is it to get scalp swelling from bleach?

How common is it to get scalp swelling from bleach?

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

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I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

I have small bumps on the whole right side of my scalp and it itches and is swelling and painful?

... 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

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Scalp swelling more prominent after chewing food for the past 3-4 days, 20 year old male with no other medical problems.

Scalp swelling more prominent after chewing food for the past 3-4 days, 20 year old male with no other medical problems.

Swelling/chewing: May be TMJ typanomandibular syndrome. Would also check for strep and consider mycoplasma infection as that can mimic strep (responds to azithromycin)and would check for salivary gland dysfunction. Would follow up with doc. ...Read more

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Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?

Couple of days ago noticed tender scalp area left side. Today noticed larger area and swelling. Having frequent headaches?

In your temple?: Is it in the temple area? You can have inflammation of the small arteries in the temples that cause pain. You can also have irritation of superficial scalp nerves that cause pain as well. See your doctor to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp.

Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What causes a sore scalp for years with no bumps or rashes and no flakiness and no swelling.

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

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I have a swelling at the crown of my head between my skull and scalp, when preasure is greatest my scalp itches and weeps. Headaches and nausea?

May be dermatitis: The symptoms you talk looks like an ulceration and dermatitis. Mya use Hydrocortsone cream2% may relieve symptoms. Use the cream twice a day morning after shower and night at bed time ...Read more

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I have suffered long yrs in which my scalp is deteriorated, itching,hair loss, bleeding,white powder and swelling. Could u forward ur solution?

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

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Swelling (Definition)

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