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Your Moderate Scalp Pain May Also be Known as:
Moderate skull pain

Top 3 Moderate Scalp Pain Causes

  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.

    You should visit your primary care physician to confirm the diagnosis and discuss treatment options for managing symptoms.

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

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  2. 2.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
  3. 3.Mononucleosis Infection

    EBV Mononucleosis is a clinical syndrome characterized by fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. Diagnosis is confirmed by looking for antibodies against EBV. Treatment involves supportive care (hydration, antipyretics, and analgesics, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen). Aspirin should not be given to children because of the possibility of Reye syndrome. It is also recommended that you do not do any strenuous physical activity and contact sports in the initial 3 to 4 weeks of illness due to the potential for splenic rupture.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, abdominal pain (stomach ache), cough
    Symptoms that never occur with mononucleosis infection:
    rectal bleeding
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Moderate Scalp Pain

  • Q.Is your scalp pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.Is your scalp pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our moderate scalp pain symptom checker.

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Moderate Scalp Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 6% Headache
    • 6% Fatigue
    • 4% Dizziness
  • People who have experienced moderate scalp pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Less Than a Day
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 16% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced moderate scalp pain were most often matched with:

    • 20% Giant Cell Arteriis
    • 12% Cellulitis
    • 4% Mononucleosis Infection
  • 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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