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Pain in few areas in the scalp when touched. Serious?

Hi Doctor. I have a question regarding my head. Recently I have noticed pain in a few general areas on the scalp when I touch it. Kind of feels like a bruise even though I haven t bruised it. One spot is near the top center of the head, just a little in front towards the fore head. The other is that little bald spot at the back of the head where your hair spirals around. Although it doesn t really bother me unless I touch it, it really does concern me wether or not this could be dangerous. Iv only started noticing this for about a month now. So it would be really helpful to get some advise.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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thank you for your query.

There are many contributing factors to the development of a tender scalp..
some are-
1. dry skin
2.overly tight hairstyles.
3.infections like ringworm and acne

your symptoms point towards ring worm infection or tinea capitis.
In some cases, a fungal infection may be at the root of tender scalp issues. it is marked by reddened sections of scalp; round, scaly patches; itching; and scalp soreness or tenderness.

Some people even develop black dots and sores that fill with pus when they have this condition.

* Treating this condition with antifungal drugs, which are typically taken orally, will often relieve the symptoms of tinea capitis, including tender scalp.

*you can use anti-fungal shampoos too

*application of anti fungal agents such as ketkonazole on the affected part will also help

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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