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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Moderate Scalp Pain

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced moderate scalp pain. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Giant Cell Arteriis

    Giant cell arteritis is a disorder that causes inflammation of arteries of the scalp, neck, and arms. It narrows the arteries, which keeps blood from flowing well.

    Chronic but curable with variable duration

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, joint pain, new headache, fever, muscle aches
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Pimple

    Acne, also known as pimples, occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil & dead skin cells. Acne is extremely common and ranges from mild to severe.

    The severity of the acne dictates treatment-type and duration. With proper treatment, acne should resolve in weeks to months. In some cases, acne is a long-term condition.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pink or red facial bump, small facial lump, painful facial bump, marble sized facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with pimple:
    pink or red facial bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Scalp Pain

  • Q.Did you get hit in the head?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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Moderate Scalp Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced moderate scalp pain have also experienced:

    • 7% Scalp Pain
    • 5% Scalp Itchiness
    • 4% Scalp Bump
  • People who have experienced moderate scalp pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Less Than a Day
    • 28% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced moderate scalp pain were most often matched with:

    • 33% Giant Cell Arteriis
    • 33% Cellulitis
    • 33% Skin Abscess
  • 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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