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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 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?

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 and find the source of infection so that it can be treated. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing lump on top of his head under the scalp. It is skin color, pencil eraser in size, tender if touched harder than a pimple?

My Son is experiencing  lump on top of his head under the scalp. It is skin color, pencil eraser in size, tender if touched harder than a pimple?

Not to worry: This lump is too small to worry unless it grows in size over the next several months. More than likely it is a benign knot due to either acne(pimple) or a lipoma which can get tender if you keep mashing it frequently. I would advise you to check it but not more than once monthly and note down the size. Unless it grows in size, there is nothing further to be done ...Read more

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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

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

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When I have migraines, my scalp is really sore over too of head and crown, Why is this?

When I have migraines, my scalp is really sore over too of head and crown, Why is this?

Cutaneous allodynia: It is due to sensitization. Nerves become increasingly responsive to any stimuli. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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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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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but i've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be ?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but i've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be ?

You now have an : Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection.It is to the point now that you need antibiotics.Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...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?

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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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