When people talk about fibromyalgia, they sometimes use the terms tender points and trigger points interchangeably. In actuality, they have quite different meanings. All accurately diagnosed FM patients have tender points; some may also have trigger points. Tender Points Tender points are used to help diagnosis fibromyalgia. They are extremely sensitive spots on the body that elicit pain when four kilograms (or about 10 lbs.) of pressure are applied. There are 18 specific tender points located at nine bilateral locations. Tender points occur on both the right and left sides of the body at these nine locations: Occiput: bilateral, at the suboccipital muscle insertions. (Where the neck muscles attach at the base of the skull) Low cervical: bilateral, at the anterior aspects of the intertransverse spaces at C5-C7. (Front lower neck) Trapezius: bilateral, at the midpoint of the upper border. (Midway between the neck and shoulder) Supraspinatus: bilateral, at origins, above t...
Alternative Names Lice - head; Nits; Pediculosis capitis - head lice Treatment Lotions and shampoos containing 1% permethrin (Nix) often work well. They can be bought at the store without a prescription. If these do not work, a doctor can give you a prescription for stronger medicine. Such medicine should be used exactly as directed. To use the medicine shampoo, first rinse and dry the hair. Then apply the medicine to the hair and scalp. After 10 minutes, rinse it off. Check for lice and nits again in 8 to 12 hours. If the lice seem active, talk to your healthcare provider before retreating. Ask your health care provider if you need to treat those who shared a bed or clothing with the person that has had lice. An important part of treatment is removing the eggs (nits). Certain products make the nits easier to remove. Some dishwashing detergents can help dissolve the "glue" that makes the nits stick to the hair shaft. You can remove the eggs with a nit comb. Before doing this, rub olive oil in t...
ICP; Intracranial pressure - increased; Intracranial hypertension; Acute increased intracranial pressure; Sudden increased intracranial pressure
Bulging of the soft spot on top of the head (bulging fontanelle)
Older children and adults:
Signs and tests
A health care provider will usually make this diagnosis at the patient's bedside in an emergency room or hospital. Primary care doctors may sometimes spot early symptoms of increased intracranial pressure such as headache, seizures, or neurological problems.
An MRI or CT scan of the head can often determine the cause and confirm the diagnosis.
Intracranial pressure may be measured during a spinal tap (lumbar pu...
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