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weakened scalp from having hair pulled?

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Hello. Long story short. I work at a psychiatric hospital and was attacked by a patient yesterday. He tried to pull out clumps of my hair in the crown area. I quickly pushed him away so he couldn't pull them out completely but there was definitely some hair pulled. (I can see a lot of my hair on the desk where I was attacked. and also on the floor.)

However, it isn't visible. My hair looks fine from the outside but my scalp kind of hurts right now. It has a very very slight burning sensation in those areas and apparently my wife told me that the scalp was slightly red.

Yesterday, when I ran my fingers through those areas, a lot more fell out than usual. Like 2 or 3 per swipe.

I am concerned that this weakened or damaged my hair scalp/follicle because it was pulled in clumps (or tried to) so it did more damage than pulling out one by one. Should I be worried? Will this lead to hairloss in my crown area because it weakened my scalp?

Thank you very much for the help.


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replied August 27th, 2014
Hair Loss, Hair Disorders Answer A48929
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern.

I would suggest anti inflammatory meds like Diclofenac and Topical Capsaicin and antibiotics if any tear or break in surface area is present. The scalp adherence can only be commented upon once a physical exam is done.If your symptoms persist please fix an
appointment with your doctor so that a physical exam is performed after a
complete history and the necessary investigations are done to rule out any serious damage.

wishing you best of health

Thanks


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