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My scalp is sore on the right ?

My scalp is sore on the right  ?

Hmmm : Any skin lesions? Perhaps this is a pre zoster pain? Did you abrade it? Ask a doctor or dermatologist to look at this if it persists. ...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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What makes my scalp sore to the touch.?

What makes my scalp sore to the touch.?

Doctor can evaluate: A dermatology doctor can evaluate the scalp to see if there is a problem in the scalp skin. The cause could also be a problem in the nerve(s) that go to the skin, leading to pain sensations when the area is touched. In certain blood vessel disorders, there is inflammation in some vessels, which can be in the scalp. ...Read more

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Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Why is my scalp itchy and sore?

Many possibilities: Consider dandruff (fungal), psoriasis, allergic reaction to shampoo contents, conditioner or hair dye- very broad question- more information needed to determine the cause ...Read more

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Why is my scalp sore and very warm?

Why is my scalp sore and very warm?

Possible infection: "sore" and "warm" are symptoms of infection, so if this has been going on for awhile, and especially if it's worsening, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

Ozzing sore on scalp any meds to clear up?

This could be bad: See a doctor and have lesion evaluated to make sure you dont have a skin cancer. ...Read more

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My scalp is extremely sore and itchy. What's happening?

My scalp is extremely sore and itchy. What's happening?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...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?

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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Sore whitish bump on scalp, very sore and has had for a year should I get it looked at?

Sore whitish bump on scalp, very sore and has had for a year should I get it looked at?

Possible skin cancer: Any symptomatic growth on the skin that has been present for more than 1-2 months should be evaluated. A skin cancer on the scalp will grow and spread more quickly than other areas of the body. I would not delay, but instead see about having the area examined by your dermatologists. ...Read more

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I used Desert Essence Unscented Conditioner on my scalp and now I have a big sore on my scalp. How to fix this? It hurts a lot.

First remove stuff: washing out the remainder gradually. then... dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. INfection, second degree burns, etc need specific treatment. Scrapes/mild irritation just maybe a bit of neosporin. Allergic reaction a bit of steroids. and cant say which it is, but allergic would be itchy and scrapes r identifiable; infection may have pus, warmth/red etc. ...Read more

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There's a sore on my scalp.

From picking/cancer?: Could b from a picking habit or may b a precancerous lesion from sun exposure. Get in 2 c a dermatologist & have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Left side of scalp sore hurts why?

Need more informatio: There are many possibilities. You say you have high blood pressure. How high? This could be one cause. Did you have any trauma? Need a better history. See your doctor for a complete evaluation ...Read more

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My scalp, is sore and i've noticed it feels lumpy in places . Could this be serious?

Monitor for change: If you feel a well defined lump and it is increasing in size then you need a medical check up. Otherwise you can examine yourself once weekly and note any change or further growth. An increase in size will require further evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this sore scalp & lil burning senation alil painful should I worry?

Any rash?: I would advise if there is a rash to see your md asap - these are symptoms similar to shingles and need to be looked at sooner than later.... ...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 was sore and itchy but when I washed it, the soreness and itchiness went away. Why is that?

My scalp was sore and itchy but when I washed it, the soreness and itchiness went away. Why is that?

Wash irritant away?: Scalp or skin soreness/itchiness that improves after washing can be due to an irritant that got washed away, or a dry area that responded to a shampoo or soap that had conditioner/moisturizer in it. Unfortunately, it is not possible to say for certain in this forum what happened in your case; that would require history and examination. ...Read more