Sore scalp and headache

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It feels like when you have worn a pony tail in your head all day and you take it out and your scalp is a bit sore from your hair being pulled at all day. The sore spot is only on the one area of my scalp. I guess you could say in an area about as big as a quarter. I do wear by hair pulled back sometimes, but not always and it still feels sore in that same spot. I dont understand what it could be. Should I have a dermatolgist check it out?
i am 48 with have lots of health problems but I also have a very dry troat sore feeling.My head has been pounding and now my scalp is very sore feels raw.Feel like my hair even hurts! I do have seizures and stenious of the spine amoung other so what could it be?
i am 48 with have lots of health problems but I also have a very dry troat sore feeling.My head has been pounding and now my scalp is very sore feels raw.Feel like my hair even hurts! I do have seizures and stenious of the spine amoung other so what could it be?
For the past month I've been having headaches on the left side of my head. Top, side and forehead area. If I touch my head my scalp is very sore. I feel like I have a bruise on my head. I've been to my dr he thinks it could be from my birth control pill. I've taken the same pill for 3+ years. I've had a cat scan and it was normal. The pain is not constant but pretty close. Sometimes it pulsates, sometimes it's dull. Does anyone have a clue what this might be?? I need some relief.
i have been having waves of dizziness, pressure on my face, as well as nausea spells, and my scalp is super sensitive.... i read somewhere that this could be a tension headache? if it is then how do i get rid of this? It has been happening for the past 4 days or so and nothing seems to help it. I even wake up with my head throbbing, sore throat, stuffy nose. Does anyone know what this could be? I dont have medical insurance so its hard for me right now to see a dr for this.
scalp tenderness (tend to move around the head), numbing/tingling sensation on right and left arms as soon as I wake up from a nap/sleep, sore neck, stabbing pain in the back and sore muscles and shoulders. I am, you might say experiencing anxiety and stress right now because no one can diagnose what is causing these to begin with. My only concern is to know what is causing the warm sensation on my scalp (head) and the pain, so that I can properly manage it.
With your mention of scalp pain and also neck/shoulder pain and aching I would say these are related to tension. You have one big sheet of tissue that covers your scalp called the epicranial aponeurosis. If this is tense I think it could lead to the symptoms you are describing.
things seemed to be improving for the past several days, but today i have been incredibly fatigued, my upper right eyelid was twitching for a few hours in the morning, then my headache came back and now i am having numbness and and some muscle twitching in my left arm and leg. my vision was also affected again with periodic flashes in my peripheral vision and sort of shakiness when i stare at something with a busy pattern.
On Monday I noticed that when I just touch my hair or lightly touch my scalp, it makes my headache worse and it's more of a stabbing pain. When I stop touching my hair or scalp, the stabbing pain goes away. Anybody ever hear of this type of thing?
It is so tender it hurts to touch my hair. My ear on the same side is sore and I have a small knot behind it,which is also tender.What should I do?
In the past two days, red bumps have appeared in an area the size of a dime on the upper right rear of my scalp. They appear to be spreading and are slightly tender, sore to the touch. On the second day I am experiencing occasional stabs of pain from the area, similar to headache pains and short in duration. Rash, insect bite, serious?
I don't wear pony tails or braids because anything that pulls on my scalp gives me a headache. My scalp doesn't have sores and the area doesn't appear to be red, but my hair has thinned in the sore area. It isn't sore to touch it just constantly feels tender. I do suffer from allergies to dust, pollen, and cat dandruff. I often have sinus pressure around my temples and forehead. Could my sinus problems be causing my sore scalp?
I've been trying to figure out why my scalp is so sore and very tender I don't have a headache. the back of my head is not as sore as the top, front & sides it is so tender to the touchI would say the very center is the worse. I have not hit my head I've even stop perming my hair. also on my arms I sometimes feel lumps. could these be related? Help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I get funky feeling pain if my head is in the same position for too long a time, real sore stiff neck, dizzy waves and waves of pain. This all started about 8 weeks ago and has been progressing with more aggressive pain, inability to concentrate, forgetfulness, extreme fatigue, etc. I have CFS and take Effexor XR 150 mgs each night. My doctor prescribed Gabapentin 100 mg cap to be taken 1x each night. This has caused more fatigue, morning fog, and seems to make me feel worse by the day.
I have recurring pain in my scalp and I first started feeling it in my ears and throat. When the shooting pains started moving to the right side of my scalp, I though it was something to do with my nerves. I once had a similar issue on the other side of my head and the doctor said he believed it was a scalp pimple pushing down on a cluster of nerve endings.
My main problem is right above my forehead, in the first part of my scalp and all my hair has fallen out. I'm a 60 year old woman and I've had a series of blood tests with an endocrinologist who finds nothing wrong with me. Do you know of any scalp specialists in South Florida (I'm near Aventura) that specialize in this? Please help, I don't know what to do. I have put aloe for relief and it helps a little but I can't have it on for long since I work so at night, I apply it for relief.
It stopped at the midline. I saw an ENT doctor the next day and had an endoscopy of my sinuses and throat and nothing appeared to be irritated or abnormal. The throat pain is gone and the discomfort in my face is completely gone and the scalp discomfort is almost gone. The entire duration was 4-5 days. The MD i saw mentioned trigeminal neuralgia, but I am a nurse and I am not convinced that this is the correct diagnosis. Any ideas what this could be?
She also ruled out Bell's Palsy but thinks it may still be something neurological. She is out today and tomorrow and doesn't know about the tongue and the headache bc the tonge pain started today and I forgot to mention the persistant headaches at our appointment. She told me to call her service if I develop blisters. I still do not have any blisters anywhere but I am getting a little alarmed at the spreading of the burning pain.
My mom and my sister both have very sore areas on their scalp. My mom has a dx of TN, sjogren's syndrome, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. My sister has a dx of TN. My daughter has very sore areas on her scalp. She has no diagnosis but I suspect she may have fibromyalgia. My grandmother complains about very sore areas on her scalp and she has a dx of arthritis. I think it probably has a lot more to do with autoimmune disorders in general rather than anything specific.
A couple days later, I noticed I had an ear ache as well and assumed they were related. Then, yesterday, I noticed my scalp was very sensitive around the ear and extending up to exactly the center of my scalp. Is this something more than a simple e-n-t infection?
about end of aug i noticed several sores on my scalp on rite side thought from sweating or mosquito bite multiplied and become very very sore, also had terrible headaches etc lymp gland onthe base of my head by rite ear became very enlarged and very painful made appt w/dermotoligst was told had shingles in my scalp sores followed a path from behind my rite ear to top of head prescibed valtrex for 10 days and come back in 6 weeks, one week later, sores became very painful, had sore throa
The last time I had this pain was maybe 6 months to almost a year ago on the right side. It hurt near my ear, then about an inch above my ear on my scalp and into a little bit of my jaw. It also hurt behind my ear near my skull. I'm thankful that I haven't had the pain much recently, because the last time that I had the pain on the right-hand side of my head, it happened again like 2 weeks apart. Anyway, I've tried to research, is this TN, is it occipital neuralgia, is it something else?
A migraine is when the pain is sharp and situated in one area. If you find your sensitive to light and noise is hurting your head then its probably a migraine. I suggest take a painkiller and go to bed with the curtains closed and no noise to help.
Half of my head is sick when I get this. My scalp feels like it is sunburned and it hurts to brush my hair. My eye feels very dry and tender. My cheek aches, my ear feels like it has an outer ear infection and my teeth ache--all on one side of my head. Sometimes, the roof of my mouth will get bumpy, like I'm going to get some canker sores but they never break out. I call this my "herpes headache" because I feel it is the herpes simplex virus acting up in my nerves.
Hi, I noticed that I have sore spots on my scalp around a week or two ago and today I have got a really bad headache. The spots do go away after a few days each but new one's keep appearing. I have quite a big one on the side of my head which is really sore. Just wondered if anyone could recommend anything?
The headaches are on the right side originating at my temple. The temple becomes really sore after the headache if I am able to get rid of it. I am also experiencing what feels like a crick in my neck on the same side. Also, my scalp is tender, & hurts when I brush it. I have also found two small sores on my scalp that come & go, almost with the headaches. Another thing I have noticed lately is I can feel my pulse on the same side of my head if am laying on it.
I have a headache that occurs on the back of my head, about a hand-span above the tip of my ear. The pain is like a pressure wave that comes every three or four seconds. It's not agonizing but it hurts. It started three days ago. The first day just touching my head where the pain came from -- no matter how lightly I touched it -- felt sore. By day two that symptom was gone., I get these type headaches about once or twice a year.
I experienced them at least once a month and they have always been centered around my left eyeball (the bump is located on the left side of my scalp about an inch and a half behind my hairline, directly in line with my left eyeball). For about the past week I have been experiencing an awful headache every day and have had a feeling of a sort of sore spot on my left temple for the past 6 days.
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