Tingling Scalp and Hair Loss
Tingly Scalp as a Symptom of Hair Loss, Advice from Rituals Hair Lab in Scotter, Near Gainsborough
A tingling scalp is now widely recognised as a possible early symptom of alopecia hair loss. Known in medical terms as trichodynia, the feeling can range from a mild tingling sensation to itching, burning and a sharp stinging feeling on the scalp.
At our hair loss clinic in Lincolnshire, we are expertly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss conditions. In this article we look at the reasons why your scalp may be tingling, and what you can do to protect your hair if you experience a tingling scalp.
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What is Causing my Tingling Scalp?
The sensation of pins-and-needles, the feeling of spiders on your head, tingling or itching on the scalp can be caused by a wide range of factors including:
- Skin Irritation or Sensitivity – such as a reaction to laundry products, shampoos or styling products
- Skin Conditions – such as eczema, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis.
- Medication Side Effects
- Head Lice
- Alopecia Hair Loss
- Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss
Some of these conditions may be interlinked, for example, anxiety and reactions to medication can contribute to hair loss. The sensation of tingling can also be caused by damaged or irritated hair follicles, which can then fall out.
If you are noticing that your scalp is tingling on a regular basis, book a consultation at our hair loss clinic in Scotter, Near Gainsborough, and we can help diagnose the cause and suggest the options to treat your tingling scalp.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is the medical term for a wide range of different types of hair loss, with more than a fifth of women and nearly half of all men in the UK expected to experience the hair loss condition. Alopecia areata is believed to be caused by problems with the immune system or even down to genetic disposition. Alopecia areata results in the appearance of patches of baldness, but in many cases the hair grows back after a year. Find out more about the different types of alopecia here.
What is Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss?
On average, we shed around 100 hairs each day. If you are suffering from telogen effluvium hair loss however, you may lose up to 3 times this amount per day and your hair will start to thin.
Telogen Effluvium hair loss can be triggered by a number of factors, including stress, physical trauma, illness, hormonal changes and poor diet. Over the past couple of years, we have also seen an increase in cases of telogen effluvium hair loss linked to Covid-19.
How Can I Combat my Hair Loss?
At our Lincolnshire hair loss clinic, we take a holistic approach to caring for your hair. Book a consultation with us so that we can create a tailored programme to restore your hair’s volume and condition.
Key steps to combat hair loss include washing your hair with a mild shampoo, avoiding brushing your hair while it is wet and take steps to reduce mental stress and anxiety, including doing more exercise.
We believe it’s especially important to look after your hair from within as an unbalanced diet is a key contributor to hair loss. This is why we offer a dietetics service within our hair loss clinic, to help you to look after your hair from within. Find our more about our dietetics services here.
Book a Hair Loss Consultation at Top Lincolnshire Hair Loss Clinic
If you are concerned about your hair loss and would like to speak to a hair loss expert in confidence, please call the hair loss specialists at Rituals Hair Lab in Scotter, Near Gainsborough, on 01724 76441 or fill in the enquiry form below.