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What Causes Tender Spots On Scalp
Scalp soreness: There is no disease that causes what you describe. If it is bothering you, then you need some medical diagnosis. Keep in mind that some things elude diagnosis or don't fit a particular pattern. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does occipital neuralgia cause tingling over one half of scalp and sore spots on scalp? Hurts to move hair. Also tingly numb feeling forehead n cheek
Cutaneous allodynia: Cutaneous allodynia is the scalp tenderness and pain with hair movement that can happen when a migraine has gone on for a while until there is "central sensitization." The numbness in forehead and cheek doesn't sound like occipital neuralgia. Hemicrania continua is also a possibility, but less likely. I'm available for consult if you'd like to discuss further. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red spots on my scalp. It isn't itchy or flaky but it is slightly sore. I've never had a problem like this before. What do you think it is?
I have a very dry and flacky scalp which won't go. Sometimes. I get tender spots that hurt quite bad. It seems I'm going bald in the spot also. Help?
I sometimes get sore spots on my scalp. When I look nothing seems to be there. It hurts to touch or brush hair. Should I worry about this?
May be fungal: Perhaps worrying about these bumps on your head which could be a form of fungal infection enough so that you either see your doctor or a dermatologist would be a good thing. Otherwise, Worrying about it more than that is not in your best interest since you are likely to be around at least another 70 years to pay Uncle Sam his share of your wealth- with or without these bumps. ...Read more
Hard pus liquid filled sore spots on my face and scalp all the time always re fill how do I stop them and squeeze them too get it all out?
Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head. Spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp. White head pimples& red spots?
Help! Swollen red rash on face and scalp so saturday night I felt a mild stinging just above my right eyebrow. No blemishes, red or anything at all visible on skin. Sunday a little red and in more spots on scalp. Monday full blown red swollen sore above e
Pulsing headache+dizziness lasting hours triggered by nodding head or moving hair. Pain builds up with motion. Intermittent varying tender scalp spots?
Chronic or acute?: If these symptoms are chronic and paroxysmal, recurring with your noted triggers above, then most likely you have exertional headaches. These headaches are commonly benign but do require investigation by an MRI of Brain for completion. If acute and abrupt in onset, then you should proceed to the Emergency Department of your local hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing itchy pinkish bald spots on my scalp that are very sore and tender, red itchy pimple like bumps on my scalp. I continue to lose hair
Severe nausea, sore spots on scalp, pain in temples/below jaw, dizziness, fever, slight cough, general feeling of being sick. Meds don't work 100%?
I keep getting shooting electronic pains through the top middle of my head. It last five seconds and Now at that spot my scalp is tender what us this.
Unusual: This is an unusual headache feature and may have more to do with scalp irritation (especially considering the spot). Could be infection such as fungal, although the electric pain does not sound typical. Could be related to hairstyle (eg wearing a tight bun with hair parted in center)? Consider virtual consult to discuss more about pain nature and your medical history for personalized plan. ...Read more
Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?
See an osteopath: It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done. ...Read more