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294 Possible Causes for Tenderness of the Scalp

  • Head Injury

    Tetanus is now a rare disease in the Western world, but not so in developing countries. Cephalic tetanus, unlike some other local forms of the disease, is likely to be fatal. We describe the clinical presentation of a case of fatal cephalic tetanus complicating an unattended open non-severe head injury with a review[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Migraine

    People may also experience tenderness of the scalp, neck and shoulder muscles, the Mayo Clinic outlines.[globalnews.ca] Swelling or tenderness of the scalp may occur as can neck stiffness.[en.wikipedia.org] scalp Diarrhea (rare) Fever (rare) About 30 percent of people who have migraines develop symptoms several hours up to 2 days before the headache starts.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Brain Concussion

    Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Feb;28(1):15-29. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Oct 27. Author information 1 Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging Department, El Bosque University, Hospital Universitario Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Calle 119 # 7 - 75, Bogota DC 110111, Colombia. Electronic address:[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Skull Fracture

    CASE DESCRIPTION: A 3-year-old right hand dominant male presented with a non-tender parietal scalp swelling of a 1-year duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Carbuncle

    A carbuncle is a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. The infected material forms a lump, which occurs deep in the skin and often contains pus. When a person has many carbuncles, the condition is called carbunculosis. Most carbuncles are caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus ( S[…][nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cervico-Occipital Neuralgia

    Scalp tenderness. Pain when moving the neck.[epainassist.com] Some migraines or cluster headaches Spondylosis of the cervical facet joints A tender or painful scalp, which may be a sign of an inflamed nerve The Occipital Nerve Block[cedars-sinai.edu] Symptoms include tender scalp, pain when moving the neck, sensitivity to light, pain behind the eye, burning pain that starts at the base of the head, and pain on one or both[healthresearchfunding.org]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    He has a moderate headache and some mild tenderness along his scalp arteries. His ESR is 110 and his CRP is 150.[bestbets.org] Other symptoms may include: Fatigue Fever Jaw pain that may become worse after chewing Tenderness at the scalp or temples Vision problems, such as double vision, blurry vision[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Epidural Hematoma

    An epidural hematoma (EDH) is bleeding between the inside of the skull and the outer covering of the brain (called the dura). An EDH is often caused by a skull fracture during childhood or adolescence. The membrane covering the brain is not as closely attached to the skull as it is in older people and children[…][nlm.nih.gov]

  • Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens

    An eight-year-old Ethiopian male child, resident in Khartoum, Sudan presented with tender progressing fluctuant nodules and alopecia on his scalp for nine months.[khartoumspace.uofk.edu] On examination, flesh-colored tender fluctuant nodules with scarring alopecia were noted on the scalp.[article.sapub.org] We report a case of 29-year-old male who presented with tender, fluctuant nodules and abscesses, with draining pus and patchy alopecia on his scalp for 3 years.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Brain Contusion

    Neuroscience. 2017 Apr 21;348:114-125. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.02.020. Epub 2017 Feb 20. Yuan Q 1 , Zhang D 2 , Wu S 2 , Yu J 1 , Yu L 3 , Sun Y 1 , Du Z 1 , Li Z 1 , Zhou L 1 , Wu X 4 , Hu J 5 . Author information 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, PR China. 2 Department of[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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