Pain on the scalp

Pain on the scalp is something that you don’t want to experience. Your scalp can hurt, itch, burn or sting. This is painful and not pleasant to experience. Scalp tenderness can be the result of medical conditioning. Autoimmune disorders such as tinea capitis and psoriasis can be very bad for your scalp condition.

In this article you can read about the possible causes of pain on the scalp and the best treatment and prevention against pain on the scalp.

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Painful symptoms on the scalp

Painful symptoms that can appear and hurt the scalp are; inflammation, tingling, numbness, irritation, itching, throbbing and sensitivity of the scalp. Often, many of these symptoms appear together, they link immune processes in response to variety of conditions.

Some scalp tenderness causes conditions affecting the blood vessels, nerves and tissues below or surrounding the scalp. There can be visible symptoms such as flaking and redness. Other times, scalp tenderness is painfully obvious, involving peeling, flaking and scaling of the skin.

Possible causes of pain on the scalp

Pain on the scalp can be caused by various factors. It may be associated with headaches that involve the nerves running from the back of the neck to the forehead. When conditions cause these nerves to swell or become restricted pain can be felt throughout the head, neck, and scalp often presenting as intense and hot shocks.

A painful scalp can result from conditions such as rashes, sunburns, insect bites, head lice, and psoriasis. These conditions can cause inflammation, pain, tenderness, flaking, peeling, and even bleeding or pus on the scalp.

Dandruff and tinea capitis can affect areas where natural oils accumulate and cause red, scaly patches on the scalp. Although not a sign of poor hygiene or disease many people seek treatment due to irritation or embarrassment. In rare cases, dandruff may be caused by a fungal infection or ringworm.

Psoriasis of the scalp can also lead to scalp tenderness and flaking or crusting skin. Stress, hormones, dry air or cold weather can trigger psoriasis. Another condition is that causes flakes and pain on the scalp is Lichen planus. This condition can result from side effects of medical treatments.

Psoriasis example

Best treatment against pain on the scalp

In many cases, scalp pain can resolve on its own. Particurarly, when you suffer from headaches and migraine, sometimes medicines can help reduce the symptoms. When you suffer from pain on the scalp caused by dandruff, psoriasis or lichen planus than a shampoo, lotion or conditioner can help to treat your condition effectively.

We recommend using products specifically designed for treating scalp conditions. When these scalp treatment products are used thoroughly, they can effectively treat the underlying cause of scalp tenderness.

We believe that it is possible to reduce the pain, inflammation, scales and redness of your scalp with an exfoliating shampoo and nourishing mask. These hair growth products combat dandruff, flakes and itching and seborrheic dermatitis. The exfoliating shampoo and nourishing mask works on the scalp and removes impurities. It contains a broad spectrum of ingredients with anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial activity.

Woman applying Scalp Therapy Line

Prevention of pain on the scalp

You can prevent pain on the scalp by paying attention to the health of your hair and scalp by washing it carefully. Rubbing or scratching your hair while washing it can result into a yeast infection and eczema. When you scratch yourself, because of an itchy feeling often the situation gets worse.

Other things that can make your scalp more tense are:

  • Spending to much time out in the sun
  • Using products with chemicals that can irritate your scalp
  • Intense stress can cause hair loss, but can also lead to pain on the scalp

These are some of the things that can cause scalp pain. So, it is important to avoid it. Of course, you can enjoy the sun but your hair condition may deteriorate. It is especially important to be careful with your scalp and not to irritate it with chemicals, parabens, sillicones and sulphates.


In conclusion, pain on the scalp is not pleasant. Possible causes for this pain are dandruff, psoriasis and tinea capitis or just a headache. It is crucial to find out what causes the pain to determine the best treatment for it. In many cases, using an exfoliating shampoo and a nourishing mask can provide the solution.

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