What Causes Scalp Pain and 10 Home Remedies to Relieve It

Tips & tricks
4 years ago

Have you ever felt that your scalp hurts, even to the point of causing a migraine? If this has happened to you, it’s very likely that you have a sensitive scalp. Before, this condition was thought to be a vague syndrome, but a new epidemiological study suggests that it’s actually related to a condition that causes sensitive skin. It can cause a lot of discomfort such as burning, itching, and irritation of the skin, and in some cases, can cause pain, which can occur in different areas like the face and scalp.

Bright Side wants to share with you some tips on how to relieve scalp pain symptoms at home. Remember that, in addition to trying these remedies, it’s always important to consult a specialist for any unusual symptoms you experience.

1. Calendula infusion

One of the best known remedies for skin conditions is calendula in different forms, and one of them is infusion. In addition to being very easy to prepare at home, its calming and anti-inflammatory properties will give you a pleasant feeling of relief.

2. Oatmeal

Oatmeal has a high amount of lipids and water-absorbing substances, making it a great option for keeping skin hydrated and preventing flaking. If the cause of your scalp pain is dryness, this may be the right remedy for you, whether you use oatmeal soap or dilute it in water and apply it directly to the skin.

3. Green tea

Green tea is an ancient drink originating in China that provides innumerable health benefits, among which are the regeneration and healing of the skin. One way to apply the infusion is by compresses or directly on the scalp, leaving it in until you feel relief.

4. Aloe vera and honey

It’s not a secret that masks are practical and simple ways to alleviate various dermatological problems, and the interesting thing is that they can also be applied to the scalp. Aloe vera and honey are products that contain many vitamins and that help your skin regain its softness, so a mixture of the pulp of this plant, together with honey, will give you an unbeatable sense of well-being, especially against scrapes.

5. Chamomile infusion

Chamomile is a plant with multiple beneficial properties for health, including strengthening the immune system. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties, so, if it’s about keeping the skin in good condition, this product is no exception. Applying the infusion to the scalp will help cleanse, reduce irritation and decrease the inflammation of the skin.

6. Scalp massage

Massage helps to relax the body in many ways. Therefore, if you have scalp pain, massaging your scalp with your fingertips can help you feel better since it will help stimulate nerve endings, blood vessels and muscles.

7. Drink enough water

When it comes to health, water is usually one of our best allies, and, if we are suffering from pain or irritation of the scalp, it can also help a lot, because it regenerates tissues, hydrates, and increases the elasticity of the skin. So, if you have tried other remedies and none have worked properly for you, don’t hesitate to drink enough water.

8. Heat and cold

Applying ice can help reduce scalp pain, since it reduces inflammation. However, care must be taken to not apply it to open wounds. On the other hand, heat helps to relax the muscles, so it can also be a very helpful therapy.

9. Drink coffee

In addition to being a delicious drink, coffee has many health benefits, particularly for the skin, since it has anti-inflammatory qualities due to its content of chlorogenic acid. You can drink it or use it to make a mask for the scalp.

10. Work out

Exercise is one of the most beneficial activities for human beings, and among its contributions to health is, of course, having healthier skin. By oxygenating our body, working out reduces stress levels, helping us to have less tired and healthier skin.

Have you ever experienced scalp pain? Which methods do you use to relieve that annoying feeling? We’re looking forward to hearing from you in the comment section.


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I never really had any issues like this but then again, I stay hydrated and do weekly exercises.. guess I'm on the right track


Thanks for the tips brightside! I will save this for later


Drinking water and exercising is always a good thing to do!


Great! I've been having scalp pain lately and I didn't know how to make myself feel better… thanks for the info!


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