Pain Management Community
burning scalp
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pain management, chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, cancer, headaches, movement disorders pain, and muscle pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

burning scalp

Hi,  for the last 5 days I have been experiencing burning pain on parts of my scalp its so sore and tender brushing or washing my hair causes me a lot of pain.  my doctor prescribed neurotin 300mg.  but i am unhappy taking a drug like this.  is there a medicated shampoo i could use?
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi!
The burning pain in the scalp can be due to several causes like occipital neuralgia, cervical migraine, localized patch of dermatitis or eczema or even dandruff and even due to infection in the underlying bone.
A medicated shampoo will help only if the pain is related to dandruff. So check and see if you have dandruff, and then you can use an over the counter medicated shampoo. For dermatitis too there are lotions you can apply locally. However for other conditions you will need to take medications. Hence, a correct diagnosis is important. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pain Management Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pain Answerers
535089_tn?1400677119
Blank
Mollyrae
WI
7721494_tn?1415940873
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners, CO
1855076_tn?1337118903
Blank
marycarmel
MA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
trixy71
8976007_tn?1413334250
Blank
Jinx_777
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO