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Head / Scalp Swelling on Both Sides Checker

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Your Head / Scalp Swelling on Both Sides May Also be Known as:
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Top 3 Head / Scalp Swelling on Both Sides Causes

  1. 1.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    You should go to your local pharmacy or retail clinic to be treated. The usual treatment for atopic eczema involves avoiding irritants and other triggers, using moisturizers to prevent inflammation, as well as steroid creams and ointments when the inflammation flares up.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  2. 2.Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis)

    Tinea Capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp. It often causes itching, dandruff, and sometimes bald spots. It can be transmitted from one person to another.

    Bedding and clothing should be washed and dried thoroughly. Discard any hair products. Your physician will likely prescribe both a prescription shampoo and an oral antifungal. To prescribe the correct oral medication, the physician may run tests to determine which fungus it is.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    scalp itchiness, patchy hair loss, scalp redness, scaling of the scalp, rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.

    You should go to your primary care doctor tomorrow. There, he or she will inspect your skin And determine if antibiotics are necessary.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, scalp pain, scalp redness, head injury, painful head swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    scalp redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Head / Scalp Swelling on Both Sides

  • Q.How swollen is your scalp?
  • Q.Is your scalp swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your scalp been swollen?
  • Q.Did you get hit in the head?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our head/scalp swelling on both sides symptom checker.

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Head / Scalp Swelling on Both Sides Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced head/scalp swelling on both sides have also experienced:

    • 14% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 14% Swelling of One Ear
    • 14% Watery Diarrhea
  • People who have experienced head/scalp swelling on both sides had symptoms persist for:

    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 28% Less Than a Day
    • 25% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced head/scalp swelling on both sides were most often matched with:

    • 9% Cellulitis
    • 4% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • 4% Ringworm of the Scalp (Tinea Capitis)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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