Quite frequent when I lye down on my pillow or hand...I get a warm sensation on the nape area in the back of my scalp. Its not in my head but on my scalp. I thought I may have some deeper issues I can't see...On top of that my hair grows to less than an inch and then my hair falls right out....what's wrong with my hair and scalp, and why do i get a frequent warm sensation on my scalp?
A very warm welcome in ehealthforum. From the description of your symptoms, thereâs a possibility youâre suffering from burning scalp syndrome. You see our hair have got 3 phases, the growth phase, the resting phase and the falling phase.
When the hairs go in the resting phase, they release a substance called substance P which is responsible for the warmth & burning sensation. The warmthness/burning sensation may have other causes also like allergy to hair dyes, psoriasis of scalp, anxiety/depression, cicatricial alopecia in which thereâs hair loss along with inflammation of the scalp which can be caused by infections of the scalp.
The answer lies in avoiding exposure of the scalp to very cold or hot water, avoiding pressure combing, scratching or very tight hair bands, using capsaicin cream, using moisturizing shampoos, soft massages etc. However, I must admit that itâs extremely difficult to make an online diagnosis and thus will request you to consult a dermatologist for the diagnosis and treatment. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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