Tingly Scalp As A Symptom Of Hair Loss
Advice From Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic in Dorset
A tingly scalp is now becoming 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 sensation. Many alopecia patients describe it as a “spider-sense” feeling on their scalp.
At Simone Thomas Hair Loss Clinic in Bournemouth, we are highly 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.
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What Causes a Tingling Scalp?
The sensation of pins-and-needles tingling or itching on the scalp can be caused by a wide range of factors:
- Skin Irritation or Sensitivity – for example, to shampoo, conditioner or laundry products
- Skin Conditions – such as scalp 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 is a well known cause of hair loss. The sensation of tingling can be caused by damaged or irritated hair follicles, which can then fall out.
If you are noticing on-going problems with a tingling scalp, book a consultation at hair loss clinic in Westbourne and we can help diagnose the cause and suggest the best treatments.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is the medical term for a variety 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 a problem with the immune system (the body’s natural defence against infection and illness). It results in the appearance of patches of baldness, but in many cases the hair grows back after a year or so.
What is Telogen Effluvium Hair Loss?
On average, we all shed around 100 hairs every day. If you are suffering from telogen effluvium hair loss however, you may lose up to 3 times this amount and your hair will start to thin.
This type of hair loss can be triggered by a number of factors, including stress, physical trauma, illness, hormonal changes and poor diet. Recently we have seen an increase in cases of telogen effluvium hair loss linked to Covid-19.
How Can I Combat Hair Loss?
At our Bournemouth Trichology Clinic, we take a holistic approach to caring for your hair. Book a consultation with us and we can create a bespoke programme to restore your hair’s volume and condition.
Key steps include washing your hair with a mild shampoo, avoiding brushing your hair while it is wet and take steps to reduce stress and anxiety, including doing more exercise.
We believe it’s especially important to look after your hair from within as poor diet is a key contributor to hair loss. This is why we’ve developed our Ginkgo Hair Care Plan.
Recently recommended in the Independent as Best Buy for stronger, glossier hair, the Gingko Hair Care Plan is designed for people with fine hair or those suffering with hair loss, expertly formulated with vitamins and minerals to make your hair feel thicker and appear healthier by promoting hair growth. Available from Simone Thomas Wellness.
Hair Loss Treatments
We know how stressful hair loss can be and you can be sure of a discreet, sympathetic and supportive service from the trichologists at our Bournemouth clinic. We are award winning hair loss specialists and provide a wide variety of the latest hair loss treatments.
Whether you’re experiencing partial hair loss, full hair loss, temporary hair loss or repeating hair loss, we can give you advice, support and the right treatments to help.
Contact Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic in Bournemouth
Our highly qualified and experienced teams can help provide a variety of treatment options for your hair loss. Call Simone Thomas Trichology Clinic on the number at the bottom of the page or alternatively you can book online or request a consultation by completing the form below.