Tingling on the head, what causes it and how do you get rid of it?

When you experience tingling sensations on the scalp, it is usually caused by paresthesia. This occurs when a nerve is damaged or under prolonged pressure, similar to waking up with a tingling sensation in the arms or legs. In many cases, the tingling in your body or head is only temporary, but in some instances, it may persist for a significant period. If you want to learn about possible causes of a tingling scalp and the best way to treat it, we recommend reading this blog.

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Causes for tingling on the head

Infections that cause of tingling on the head

Infections, colds, and flu can cause irritation and inflammation of the sinuses. As these expand, they can exert pressure on the surrounding nerves. This can lead to paresthesia on the head. Over-the-counter cold medications, warm compresses, or steam can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pressure on the nerves. The tingling sensation is likely to diminish.

Stress as an irritant factor on the head

Anxiety or stress can also cause a tingling sensation on the head. Stress triggers the release of the hormone noradrenaline and other hormones. These hormones are responsible for directing blood flow to the areas in the body that need it. They can send blood to the head, resulting in a tingling scalp.

Skin conditions causing tingling

Your scalp can also tingle due to irritation. This irritation is often caused by culprits such as dyes, bleaches, and hair styling products. Applying heat can exacerbate this irritation.

Psoriasis occurs when skin cells multiply faster than normal, causing patches of dry and flaky skin that can result in a tingling sensation.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a form of eczema that affects the scalp in areas prone to sebum. The eczema can be itchy and burning, and in some cases, lead to redness, inflammation, and scaling.

Folliculitis is another skin condition that can cause a tingling scalp. Folliculitis occurs when hair follicles become swollen and inflamed, with bacterial, viral, and fungal infections being among the most common causes. In addition to a burning and itchy scalp, it can result in red bumps and skin lesions.

Your shampoo and a tingling scalp

There are shampoos that can irritate your skin. They contain chemicals that penetrate your skin and affect it. Some shampoos contain fragrances or other chemicals that irritate the skin. If you forget to rinse out your shampoo, it can also cause itching. Check which products you are using and what ingredients these products contain. You can find this information on the packaging.

Best treatment for scalp conditions

The recommended treatment for scalp conditions is the Neofollics healthy scalp treatment. This treatment addresses dandruff, flakes, itching, and is effective for Seborrheic dermatitis and Psoriasis. It gently exfoliates the scalp, removing impurities..

The treatment consists of an exfoliating shampoo and a nourishing mask. Apply the exfoliating shampoo to your scalp and massage gently. After a few minutes, rinse out the shampoo. Then, apply the nourishing mask to towel-dried hair. Note that you should not rinse out the nourishing mask; It should be left in to do its work

Conclusion tingling scalp

A tingling scalp is often the result of stress, medication, or an infection. If you want to treat the tingling sensation on your head, you can use products that actively reduce the effects of these conditions, such as the Scalp products from Neofollics.

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