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The right side of my scalp has become very sensitive to

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The right side of my scalp has become very sensitive to touch. It feels like a mild burn and is sensitive to touch and occasionally throbs. It makes sleeping difficult also. I am a male aged 61 and in good health.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

any rash?

any issues with chewing?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No rash that I am aware of and no problems with chewing. Even raising my eyebrows causes pain on the right side. The sensitivity starts at my hairline and extends to all right side of scalp. Especially sensitive right on top of my head

how long have you had this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It came on quickly 36 hours ago. I do recall having a similar but not so sensitive issue about 6 months ago

This could be one of 2 things

1)shingles attack coming on. This pain often comes before the rash

2)a disk in your neck pressing on a nerve

I would recommend you see your primary doctor ASAP

either way it needs evaluated

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