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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis cause the skin to itch? (Head, arms, torso, legs) I have tender spots and bumps on my scalp and one turned to an open sore.

There can B rheuma-: -toid nodules that can itch, also the itching can B increased possibly by Ur meds. Talk 2 Ur rheumatologist. ...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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Can tension headache cause sore spots on scalp?

Can tension headache cause sore spots on scalp?

Not really: It depends on what you are describing as a tension headache, and the characteristics of the pain and location. If the pain is over the area of the "sore spots", you may have a herpetic outbreak in your head that is causing pain. I.E. Shingles. If pain is generalized, it's probably coincidental. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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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

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My scalp is tender to the touch in some spots on the left side of my head. Why could this be?

My scalp is tender to the touch in some spots on the left side of my head. Why could this be?

IT DEPENDS: Scalp that hurts could be due to an inflammatory process of the scalp due to diet, stress, hormonal imbalance, bacterial or fungal infection. Do you have redness of the scalp? Pimples? Oily scalp? Flaking? Crusting? Bleeding? There is something called temporal arteritis which is a diagnosis that we would not want to miss. Please see your physician for a physical exam and history. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
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Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
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My scalp tends to have sore spots for no reason when applying pressure...It that normal?

My scalp tends to have sore spots for no reason when applying pressure...It that normal?

No: There is an infection or inflammation which can lead to permeant hair loss and s arrington. See dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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