Abscess in scalp

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Since you feel spasms only on the right side of the scalp, this could be due to pinched upper cervical nerves, wrong posture and resultant muscle pull or due to an abscess in the area. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
For 2 weeks I have been dealing with a very painful abscess on my ear, where after alot of research and several trips to a local medical clinic and ER, I have found that what I have is an abscess in the Preauricular pit/sinus. I have been given 3 rounds of antibiotics, one of which I am still taking (Clindamyacin). I have yet to see any improvement from taking the antibiotics, so I went to the ER yesterday where they attempted to do and Incision and Drainage procedure.
MRSA is curable, but I have seen it get out of hand to many times in patients. A person can have multiple break outs over a period of time, or in during one episode. Sulfur antibiotics work the best to kill this bacteria.
These types of swellings are usually subcutaneous in location and not malignant. Sometimes swelling with dry flaky patches may occur on the scalp due to skin conditions like seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), infection (fungal, tinea) eczema or psoriasis. These however, have associated symptoms like itching and redness. You should consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. The diagnosis is through physical findings.
Lately, the pain as occurred near the front of my neck in the vicinity of the arteries. The scalp pain occurs in random locations. Could this be nerve pain? I'm more concerned about it being an issue with my arteries/blood vessels.
THEY FEEL LIKE A REALY HARD OUTER RING (LIKE DONUT SHAPE) SEEMS TO SINK IN IN CENTER, DOESNT SEEM TO BE ANYTHING THAT LEAKS OUT OF CENTER. PLEASE SOMEBODY.......
An abscess or localized collection of pus is another possibility. It can also be an aneurysm in one of the scalp arteries. It is difficult to diagnose this on net. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Would something malignant come that acutely? If it's still there in a few weeks would there be any harm in me getting my hair routinely dyed? I am very worried about this. Should I be?
Hi there. The causes for pain in face are an abscess in tooth, cluster headache, herpes zoster or simplex, facial injury, migraine, myofascial pain syndrome, sinusitis but has been ruled out by endoscopy, tic douloureux, or tempero mandibular joint dysfunction syndrome etc. You can consider these options with your neurologist, though trigeminal neuralgia is a far possibility. Hope this helps. Take care.
There are also several other red bumps right inside the left neck hairline. what are they? Ive also notice small zit like things in numerous areas of my scalp.
I have a recurring scalp and skin sores issue. the sores seem to have no real triggers other than stress and sweat as well as humidity and heat. which is why i suspect a fungal infection. I've ruled out mites,staff,and a few other suspects. but my Dr. thinks if I take an antibiotic I'll be fine. This is her treatment for all my problems. I actually quit going to see her about 6 months ago because i had been on an antibiotic of some sort for 10 months with only a week or two in between courses.
If there is tenderness on pressing the neck from outside, then this could be due to spinal nerve compression, inflamed sternocleidomastoid muscle as in TMJ, swollen lymph nodes if you can feel a mass, an abscess if you can feel a mass, a clot in the carotid artery or due to a muscle pull. A MRI of the cervical spine and nerve conduction studies may be required.
Then my neck (the fleshy part right under my right ear) got sore to the touch, then my scalp became sore right above my right ear, the part that is sore is about 1.5 inches in diameter. This started last night June 20th, today is the 21st and it's a little worse than it was yesterday. Please someone give me some guidance.
An abscess or localized collection of pus is another possibility. It can also be an aneurysm in one of the scalp arteries. You need to consult a doctor to find the cause. Clinical examination, BP monitoring and dopplar studies may be required. Take care!
i have a ball in my neck just under my ear on the left, i feel pain when i move my neck and it hurts to the touch. what could this be and should i be worried?
For a very long time now, I have had something I could only describe as a reoccurring zit just above the corner of my lips. Every couple of days, I squeeze it and some white puss comes out, slowly. The pus isn't watery, nor is it hard. After I have drained it, a small hole remains and has never healed up. It never flares up or gets infected or red. It just builds up more puss and I have to drain it. It hasn't been a bother really, so I never really had a cause for concern.
i was diagnose for cystitis. some of the symptoms fades out, foliculities rash was still there, the bumps in my scalp was lessen and so as the swollen sebaceous gland... i still have some scaly skin in my nose and my eyebrow sometimes and so as some mild white tongue. because of this mucus dripping, coughs and swollen lymph node in my groin i start asking again about HIV... and thinking a lot to a test again...
An abscess or localized collection of pus is another possibility. It can also be an aneurysm in one of the scalp arteries. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
Since you have dry scalp, watch the lump. Do not touch everyday but once in 10-15 days. If the lump increases in size, becomes painful, changes color, bleeds, changes shape or consistency or more similar lumps appear then consult a doctor. Take care!
I also will experience serious itching in one area of scalp. Believe I heard my doc mention seborrhea or whatever. I am doing much better now: use Renova at night and sulfa lotion in day for face bumps and no more bumps on scalp...or very few. I use a cortisone shampoo which has stopped the itching. Be glad your hair grows back. The only way to really find out what is going on is to see a dermatologist. Good luck.
* Furuncle or carbuncle -- An abscess in the skin caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It can have one or more openings onto the skin and may be associated with a fever or chills. They are less common than single boils; they are most likely to form at the back of the neck and in males. Carbuncles can form in the same areas as boils, and may also form on the scalp, face, and buttocks. Furunculosis is a word that is sometimes used to refer to recurrent boils.
I have just recently started having the same symptoms which include tenderness at the base of my skull behind my right ear, an ache down my neck and a tingly sensation around my scalp in the area of my ear and into the side of my face and immediately went to the doctorr. He has prescribed Augmentin 875mg and ear drops. Should I have this checked further or do nothing if the symptoms clear up?
Over the past six months I have noticed a change in my vision, I am having joint and bone pain in hips and legs. I tend to feel like I am in a fog at times and feel tired. These episodes are getting more freguent and last longer with more intense pain. I don't have health insurance am single.
I suffer from severe chronic classic migraines and with Allodynia a bunch of nerves get irritated in between the muscles, making it painful This usually happens to me in between migraines and not all the time. I get shots of Botox in my head, my neck, tops of my shoulders, my temples, and between my eyebrows, and it helps me. Do you get migraines? Discuss it with your physician. Good luck.
Does anyone know what can cause a hard lump, about dime size on your scalp? Right above the right ear in area, and tender to the touch? It is hard, non-movable, colored normal, and cannot be seen when looking for it, only felt. thanks in advance.
The lumps behind ear which developed over night could be swollen lymph nodes, abscess, hair follicle infection or cysts. This can be due to ear infection, TMJ, scalp infection, dandruff etc. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
An abscess or localized collection of pus is another possibility. It can also be an aneurysm in one of the scalp arteries. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you.
An abscess or localized collection of pus is another possibility. It can also be an aneurysm in one of the scalp arteries. If you have a soft spot, please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Blood work can come normal if you have very localized infection like sometimes in a swollen lymph node or as in folliculits. At your age it can also be acne, especially if you have them on your face too. Seborrhagic dermatitis is another possibility. Hope this helps. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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