Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Scalp Neuritis Overview

What is scalp neuritis?
A person with scalp neuritis has inflammation of the nerves that provide sensation to the scalp. Scalp neuritis may be caused by inflammation or injury to the nerves in the scalp.

What are the symptoms of scalp neuritis?
Symptoms of scalp neuritis may include scalp pain, scalp numbness, or headache.

How does the doctor treat scalp neuritis?
The treatment for scalp neuritis depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for scalp neuritis may include cold compresses, warm compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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