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Doctor insights on: What Causes Head To Be Sore To Touch

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What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

Lymph nodes/infected: Get your scalp checked for infection and inflammation as well as parasites. Get a blood count to make sure that your body is fighting off infection. ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Body and skin sore to touch/achy after a month of high stress and anxiety. Can a relief of anxiety cause body tenderness?

Body and skin sore to touch/achy after a month of high stress and anxiety. Can a relief of anxiety cause body tenderness?

The opposite is true: If I'm understanding your question correctly you want to know if RELIEF from anxiety can result in body soreness/tenderness. Actually, it would be more likely to be the opposite. Anxiety of a constant or prolonged nature heightens sensitivity of the NOCICEPTIVE receptors in the skin and muscles (pain receptors) and tend to increase painful sensations. Relaxation should reduce pain sensitivity. ...Read more

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Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch..what is the likely cause ?

Small cluster of spots on cleft of chin itchy and sore also glands in neck below chin are swollen and sore to touch..what is the likely cause ?

Herpes: Sounds like herpetic lesions and the reaction of regional lymph glands! This would be more likely than not ORAL herpes ("cold sore") type. Check it out with your Primary Care Provider! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Keep getting pains over most of my head, sore to touch areas?

Keep getting pains over most of my head, sore to touch areas?

Neuralgia: This type of pain usually is neuralgia which is a mild inflammation of a superficial nerves in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes, now sore to touch?

Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes,  now sore to touch?

Pain: you may have an abrasion or irritation of the scalp. You could also have a minor infection like a cellulitis. If it persists let a doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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I have had pains on the right side of my head for about 6 years. The past year it has turned into an intermittent dull ache that is sore to touch. ?

I have had pains on the right side of my head for about 6 years.  The past year it has turned into an intermittent dull ache that is sore to touch. ?

Concerning: With the length of time you have had these symptoms combined with recent worsening of your symptoms recommend you are seen and evaluated. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more