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Hypersensitive scalp, no headache, sensitive to light touch. History of otitis. Treatment options?

I have hypersensitivity in my scalp in an norrow area along anterior posterior I have hypersensitivity in my scalp,no headache,no other symptoms,along a ribbon at the midline,anterior posterior,sensitive to light touch,not to pressure (I am physician orthopedic surgeon age 70)lasting now for a week.before that I had bil otitis which. Resolved spontaneosly
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Hi Doc,

You are having hypersensitive area on scalp anterior to posterior part of scalp,means frontal to occipital part of scalp in a band like ...
Hypersentive scalp, you mean pain or itching?
You had otitis ?externa.. A bacterial infection of ear canal.

I think, you might have developed superficial soft tissue infection of scalp.
You may be having tenderness ..pain on touch.
Redness ..erythema may be there.

The scalp condition may be following otitis.
Rule out DM,HIV,anaemia,immunocompromised conditions and other internal diseases.

Take a course of third generation antibiotics for 1 to 2 weeks, with anti inflammatory drugs.
If you have itching, take antihistaminics.
Cleanse the scalp with antiseptic like savlon.

I feel, you may be alright.
However, you may consult dermatolost.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 1 Sep 2013
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