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tender/sore scalp

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 24, 2011
  • 01:32 PM

I had all the symptoms in all these posts....tender scalp, feels like a pony tail pulled too tight..only on my left side. That lasted a day or two. Then in addition I developed very sharp stabbing pains in a around my left ear, which cause me to be unable to sleep and miss a days work. Motrin seemed to help...about 4 of them several times a day. About a day a half later I could feel welts or bumps on the left side of my head. This is when I really started to get worried. Tenderness, awful pain, and now welts. I did a little research and thought it could be Shingles. I made an appointment with my doctor and luckily I got in that morning. He said it was good that I came in when I did, because he can prescribe medication to hopefully reduce the spreading of the welts/rash. I don't want to alarm anyone, but please if you have tingling, tenderness etc that lasts a couple of days and then awful pain, it could very well be the first signs of Shingles. Shingles is not something to be ignored. Look it up and see if this could be what you are suffering from and if you think it is, get in to see your doctor ASAP. Shingles is something that can be controlled but not cured. The pain of Shingles CAN come back even if after the rash has cleared. Please look into this ASAP. I am on meds now for 2days and hoping that it halts the rash.

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  • I have the same pains but not the bumps or whelts. I have thought it is sinus. It sure hurts. Has lasted longer and been more severe than ever before. seems to be effecting my whole left side with sensitivity.
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