Sore scalp on one side

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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?
she has been keep an eye on my scalp for me. I have had lots more scalp itching and begin tx wk 16 tomorrow. Remember, it grows back.
I wanted to add that I think I have a couple more sore areas like that, more on the left side of my head, if I press hard on them they hurt, near the first one and that this all started when I was about 5 months pregnant (4 months ago) and I had shoulder blade/neck pain and numbness down my left arm and pain in a sort of fishhook shape from the base of my neck to the top of my head. The doctor thought it was a compressed nerve, something related to the pregnancy.
The sore spots are only on my scalp, not my face. I have been putting antibiotic cream (clindasol) on the spots. It seems to make the soreness subside, but they're not going away. So far, Head and shoulders doesn't help. I'm going to change my shampoo to see if that helps.
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.
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.
I have a pencil eraser size scab on my scalp. It is sore to touch and is also raised. It looks yellow and scabby and when I peel it off it is very sore. I have been bleaching my hair all summer which I thought might be the cause. All over the right side of my head I have spots that occasionally burn or itch for a second or two then stop. But there is one specific spot that is a large scab that will not go away and is sore. Please help.
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
on the web sites that it might have side effects on the baby since it will be on the blood stream !! i'm scared now that my baby could be affected!! please tell me what is going on? is the doctor was right or wrong ? and what if i developed side effect on my baby?
I HOPE you can help me. I have a greasy, waxy patch on one area of my scalp which I have had for over 2 years now. I have tried dozens of shampoos, vinegars rinses, bicarb, dishwashing liquid, changing pillowcases and even completely changing my hair colour. Nothing helps, it is so infuriating I am an inch away from shaving my head and buying a wig collection - seriously! I have searched this online and there are literally hundreds of posts with no answer!
I am having one removed today on my scalp. I am so very glad that this was posted as my doctor did not explain what the procedures are or would be. I have had mine for a few years and I am hoping that it is nothing serious. Thanks for all of the input.
I am having pain just on one side of my scalp.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?
the symptoms can be excessive sweating, fever, jaw pain, loss of appetite, muscle aches, throbbing headaches on one side scalp sensitivity tenderness when touching scalp, and vision problems like blurring and double vision. Consult a neurologist for assessment. Take care.
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There is a sandy-grainy like build up on my scalp This is also accompanied by an itch. Even after I wash my hair, the grainy like build up is still there. It is NOT flaky what so ever. My hair has also started to fall out and at the end of my hair, a white little grain is at the end. Hair will not stop falling out. I have gotten blood tests at a dermatology office and everything was normal. I also have tried about very type of zinc pyrithione shampoo, at the highest concentrations.
vomitting nausea (when not vomitting) sore scalp stabbing pains in head sore neck migranes numbness/tingling sweating in both hands & feet some weakness dizzyness/ lightheaded tachycardia (big time palps) I can't stand it much longer and need something done. OSU said I wasn't on a good pain management program and said I need to be so they prescribed me percocet for 5 -10 days. I just called my primary to ask for a refill but um...I doubt he does. He is being non cooperative.
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.
There a sore spots that are the size of coins that burn and are very sore and often times even though it seems that no one else can see them, I feel with my fingers what seems to be sore rough spots. From time to time I will also have sharp electric type pain on my head too. I have had this problem since April of 2012. Can anyone relate to this?
Except for the side of my face, I have the burning on my tongue, fatgue, and headaches on tne left side of my head. it some- times feels like my tongue is swellon up and I almost can't swallow. The burning on my tongue actually wakes me up at night some times along with the headache.My gums are feeling kind of burnish feeling to. What's really strange is I had a tooth pulled about 4 months ago and right were that tooth was pulled I have the worst pain and burning. I really don't understand.
I too have had a tender scalp for about 3 months. It's been off and on. I usually notice it when I brush my hair. The tenderness is toward the right side of the crown and to theright of the top of my head. I take Ibuprophen to help, but it seems like it comes back. I'm 53 years old and don't do pony tails since I have short hair. I use Suave shampoo and Suave conditioner. I also use Suave hairspray. I don't feel any bumps; just the tenderness. It really bothers me. Can you help me?
I went to neaurologist and he said my fibro had moved up into my head causing myofacial pain. I was hurting all in my temples and jaws and severe earache on left side. They put me on Lyrics and i'm taking medical botox injections. He said I would need a 20 injections to get me feeling like myself again. These shots are very expensive even with my insurance but i'm at my wits end. I haven't been able to enjoy life for 8 months now. I can't clean my house or nothing because the painis so bad.
I have suffered for almost 5 yers with pimples on scalp, The scalp gets very sore in a circular pattern , bumps come up or pimples with blood, pus and serum. My dermatoligist said it was a folliculitis and put me on minicin which helped 100% but then I became allergic to it. She tried Doxycyclene and it did nothing. Multiple antibiotics were tried. Some cleared it up for about 3-4 weeks and then it comes back. Some did not help at all. I have been on Bactrim DS 800-160 tab for a year.
i need a lil help also for 4 months now ive had lumps comin an goin on head they started on right side now jus all over they r painful but not discolored or come to a head they jus go down then another appears my gp did cat ana spinal tab an xrays he says its all normal...
Maybe you can put some kind of an oil conditioner treatment and leave on overnight. This may help to sooth scalp. My scalp is so dry now and I have dandruff from hell. If I bend over and sctrtch it's like it's snowing!! Somebody posted about their ears peeling and mine are too.
I recently noticed two small bald spots on my head about the size of a dime. one on the left side of my head and the other on the back of my head. My mom said its from too much stress, so i researched it. HOPE THIS HELPS... Alopecia Areata is a hair loss condition characterized by the rapid onset of hair loss in a sharply defined area. Any hair-bearing surface can be affected, but the most noticeable surface is the scalp. The reason alopecia areata occurs is not completely known.
my problem is that for the last year (perhaps a little bit less), i've had one (and recently another) bump on my left butt cheek. i notice I often lean more heavily on this side when i'm sitting in my computer chair (which has little padding) and i have to sit at my (or a) computer chair frequently because of studying and work.
Accompanying this symptom, was a localized area on my scalp, that was sensitive to the touch. Located on the top right side of my head, the area was about three inches in diameter. No pain, just sensitive when touched. Additionally, there was occasional tenderness felt from the inner ear area of my right ear. Again, mild and infrequent. Symptoms occurred on day one, but day two were hardly noticable. Reappeared on day three, four and five. No other cold or flu like symptoms to speak of.
Hi, During the car accident was there any associated head or scalp injury? Was there any open wound in the scalp? Shingles may occur in the scalp. It may be managed with pain relievers as antivirals like acyclovir are only effective once initiated early on. These medications also have some side effects. Shingles may resolve spontaneously after 3 weeks and they usually present with crusts and tingling pain. Another differential for your friend is folliculitis.
I read some info on line that some people lost hair only on one side of their heads was due to cancer. You might want to rule it out.
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