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Scalp pain On touch

Dec 02, 2015 4:29 AM

My scalp almost always hurts to touch Any ideas why?

Dec 02, 2015 5:59 AM

Unfortunately I'm not sure why but I recently had to cut about 8 inches from my hair and thin it out because of how sensation and sore it always was. I was only able to do my hair in a loose braid for a while, it feels a lot better now that it's cut

Dec 02, 2015 7:41 AM

rco58 have you sustained any kind of injury to your head?? (Like scalp lacerations or bangs on the head?). I have had surgeries where they cut down the back of my head from the central part of the back of my head to my shoulder blades. Also, when they were turning me over on my belly, they dropped my head and it ripped open my scalp on both sides and I had 6 staples on the left side and 9 staples on the right side along with close to 100 down my head to my shoulders. Now, because I have CRPS/RSD, that is one of the areas that hurt to the touch when I wash it and brush it and it also burns really badly. You need to address the situation with the doctors and ask them to see if they can diagnose what the problem might be. Hang in there. I hope and pray that you find out what the problem is so that you can get some relief. 🌻🙏🏻

Dec 02, 2015 8:09 AM

Rco58, I have the same problem. My scalp can be so tender some days that I can't stand to run my brush over it. 😐

Dec 02, 2015 8:31 AM

It sounds like my Trigeminal Nuralgia. I just had my hair cut back to "tolerable " legnth yesterday. TN usually affects one side of your face only. In my case, I have the whole left side affected. If my hair is touched or is blown by a breeze it sets of torrents of pain, which then sets my forehead, eye, and cheek area to my outer and inner part my nose. That's sort of like having a little drunk hillbillie with a cattle prod, trying to zapp his way out through your face. But I've learned to distract my attention by paying attention to my teeth. They only feel like I've chewed tin foil.
These sessions can last up to a minute or sometimes three, over and over and yes one more over. Sometimes for an hour or as long as the rest of the day. Go to sleep, and you have peace. Wake up and start it all over again.

Dec 02, 2015 2:19 PM

Other than raising up and hitting the top of my head on cabinets (I seem to have a knack for it) I've never had an injury or surgery. But the past year I've developed a very sensitive scalp. I can't scratch or brush hard. It stings and burns if I do. I have the fibromyalgia, sjogrens but I don't think it's just that. I've also developed sensitivity to touch on my left arm and shoulder. 🙏🌼

Dec 03, 2015 10:38 AM

I have this since about a year now. I was wondering if it is maybe a side effect of medication, because my problem is in my lower leggs/feet from an accident 10y ago... It is very painful, just like the hair is poking in my skin.

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