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Scalp Pain Overview

What is scalp pain?
A person with scalp pain has discomfort in the scalp. Scalp pain may be caused by injury or infection, or inflammation of the skin, skull, or nerves in the scalp.

What are the symptoms of scalp pain?
Symptoms that may occur with scalp pain include scalp redness, swelling, numbness, and itching. Additional symptoms may include a skin lump, hair loss, and headache.

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

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