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What causes right sided scalp pain?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014
Question: My scalp on my right hand side hurts alot, i cant move my hairt too it feels as burning.pls help
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Herpes zoster Detailed Answer: Hello You might be suffering from Herpes Zoster. It is a condition affecting the nerves and usually affects the nerves of a particular part of body leading to unilateral burning sensation and pain. I would like to know, do you have only burning sensation or is there development of lesions too ? Usually Herpes zoster is associated with development of rash and pain. Let me know, so I can help you better. Thank you
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 minutes later)
No there are no rash so far. Its only pain and now got a headache too
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for follow up. Sometimes Zoster may present only with unilateral pain. I usually prescribe capsule gabapentene and pregabaline to my patients and they get good relief with treatment. Please meet your doctor and discuss regarding these medications. Thank you
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What causes right sided scalp pain?

Brief Answer: Herpes zoster Detailed Answer: Hello You might be suffering from Herpes Zoster. It is a condition affecting the nerves and usually affects the nerves of a particular part of body leading to unilateral burning sensation and pain. I would like to know, do you have only burning sensation or is there development of lesions too ? Usually Herpes zoster is associated with development of rash and pain. Let me know, so I can help you better. Thank you