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My scalp is sore on the very top of my head on the right for 3 days what can it be?

My scalp is sore on the very top of my head on the right for 3 days  what can it be?

Lesion: Lots of things. Take a photo of it and add image to healthtap. In meantime, could be pimple, abrasion from brush, bite, infected cut, allergic reaction or immune skin disease. I've seen ticks in the scalp also. Could also be mole or sun damage skin lesion. Take that picture and send it in. ...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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I woke up this morning with an extremely tender scalp. My skin is also very tender and sore all over and I am light headed. What is going on with me?

I woke up this morning with an extremely tender scalp. My skin is also very tender and sore all over and I am light headed.  What is going on with me?

The flu: This is what I am seeing patients for telling me that they have the flu. However being on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can also cause same symptoms. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore scalp on whole top of head feals bruised and sore if I touch my hair what could this be?

I have a sore scalp on whole top of head feals bruised and sore if I touch my hair what could this be?

Sunburn or allodynia: First, is your scalp sunburned? if so there is your answer and I would recommend wearing a hat. If there is no sunburn and you have pain when your pain is moved or when you touch your scalp that is known as allodynia. allodynia can be a prodrome up to 24 hours before the onset of migraine and there are other causes as well. you could have occipital neuralgia. this should e discussed with your doc ...Read more

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Top of head feels sore. It feels like my muscle underneath my scalp flares up every evening. Best I can explain. Please advise possible causes?

Top of head feels sore. It feels like my muscle underneath my scalp flares up every evening.  Best I can explain.  Please advise possible causes?

Anxiety?: A very common reason for scalp tenderness without any associated skin changes would be anxiety-induced scalp muscle tightness. This could involve any part of the scalp but often involved the temples, the back of the head, & the neck area. OTC acetaminophen, or OTC NSAID meds like ibuprofen or naproxen, or applying cool compresses can be helpful. ...Read more

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Hit head hard 48 hrs ago. No loc, no ha, pupils fine, no dizziness. Scalp a bit sore but feels like wet sensation under scalp in that area. Concerning?

Hit head hard 48 hrs ago. No loc, no ha, pupils fine, no dizziness. Scalp a bit sore but feels like wet sensation under scalp in that area. Concerning?

?goose egg: You likely have a local subcutaneous hematoma or bruise over the scalp, and this will resolve over the next several days. Your description otherwise is reassuring, and does not implicate any direct brain problem. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the left side of my neck is swollen and sore and I have red painful bumps in patches on my scalp on the left side of my head help me?

Likely not related: Scalp patches likely not related. After sinus infection ex. Or sore throat (viral, bacterial) lymph nodes may grow. If they persist after a few weeks consider evaluation for ex. Lymphoma. ...Read more