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Help! could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

Help! could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

I don't know about: Having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch. ...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 have been experiencing severe itching, burning, tenderness of the scalp, as well as scabs. Now, my head is leaking a clear liquid. What is it?

Most likely if all: over the scalp: seborrheic dermatitis. Try an anti-dandruff shampoo, pharmacy generic brand. If you get immediate relief progressing to normal, that is all you need. If it is just affecting parts of your scalp, you may need an anti-fungal shampoo, and likely a visit to your PCP or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?

Mild pain in left ear that gets worse with very quick shard stabbing pain on top/left/back side of head, along with extreme tenderness in the scalp?

Many causes: This could be an ear infection, mastoiditis, pinched nerve, shingles or other causes. You will need to see a doctor to determine what is causing this. If pain is severe or you have fever, stiff neck, vomiting, numbness or weakness, or other worrisome symptoms, see a doctor today. Good luck! ...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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Having quite continuous head pressure, stiff neck, shoulders, and jaw. Sore scalp, tender areas on scalp, headaches in forehead and behind eyes.

Having quite continuous head pressure, stiff neck, shoulders, and jaw. Sore scalp, tender areas on scalp, headaches in forehead and behind eyes.

Musculoskeletal: 21 yo female with constant head, neck and jaw pain likely has chronic muscle spasm in cervical region, with possible tension muscle headache and/or TMJ. Osteopth is best doctor to evaluate, especially for chronically tilted head and crossed muscle syndrome in the superior trapezium. Evaluation by seasoned Physical Therapist might be useful. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling tenderness on regions of scalp!?

What to do if I'm feeling tenderness on regions of scalp!?

Tenderness: Chronic or acutel? Is scalp disclored- ie. red? Any lesions on scalp? New shampoos, conditioners, hair color, permanent, etc? If it just occured - watch (and avoid harsh shampoos or other substances that might irritate the scalp). If it worsens or symptoms remain significant would seek medical assessment. ...Read more

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I have a tender spot on my scalp and im also experiencing nasal drinage along with sneezing. Why is that?

I have a tender spot on my scalp and im also experiencing nasal drinage along with sneezing. Why is that?

Sinus inflammation: If the tende spot it on the back of your head, this is likely an inflamed lymph node. This can be inflamed when people either have scalp infection or a sinus infection/inflammation. ...Read more

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I cannot pinpoint the exact spot, but general tenderness of scalp above right ear. Not an impact or bruise, no fever. Cat sleeps in same room.?

I cannot pinpoint the exact spot, but general tenderness of scalp above right ear. Not an impact or bruise, no fever. Cat sleeps in same room.?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause you to have a tender scalp?

No.: There is no evidence that reduced estrogen causes tender scalp. Consider seeing a dermatologist for this. ...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?

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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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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Scalp pain with tenderness to touch and swollen scalp too what is the cause?Im very worried

Get it evaluated: You are much too young for temporal arteritis so there must be another cause. It is likely a local problem but see a doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more