What Causes Head Sores? - It May No Longer Be Just a Condition of the Head

There are many people that suffer from head sores every year, and find it troublesome and embarrassing.  Are they caused by a condition of the scalp? Or, is it related to something else?

Sometimes your head can itch causing you to want to scratch it.  This can lead to problems causing sores on the scalp.  You can also have hair follicles that become inflamed leading your scalp to itch causing a condition called folliculitis.  Folliculitis can be caused by a fungus on the scalp, or even by a staph infection. 

You can get folliculitis anywhere where there is hair on the body, but the scalp is usually the most popular spot due to the fact that with using so many styling products like sprays and gels, it can really clog the bed of those follicles.  In fact, harsh hair products are believed to be the true source of where head sores start. There are so many harsh chemicals and other things in the styling products that really puts you at risk for these sores.

The natural oil in your scalp is also required to keep a healthy balance of the skin in the scalp.  Without the natural oils your scalp will be more apt to become flaky and dry, causing dandruff.  When the scalp becomes too dry, it may itch causing you to scratch which will in turn lead to more head sores. 

For many years it was believed that sores on the scalp and head were strictly caused by styling products, but some doctors believe that it could have some underlying causes too. Those who suffer from anxiety tend to scratch their head frequently, and often scratch too hard leaving them with sores.  The person may not be aware of what they are doing, or how hard they are scratching, but many patients with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder were found to have been scratching their heads when they think about things or have flashbacks.  Patients who were treated with anti-anxiety medications improved as their anxiety calmed down.  This gave evidence to doctors finding underlying causes for conditions, and gave them relief to know that they could help their patients not only with the anxiety they were having, but to calm down the outward reaction of the anxiety too.

One way to treat head sores at the source, is to use specially formulated shampoos.  There are shampoos available that contain zinc, and can help treat or eliminate those sores altogether.  In addition, the shampoos that have the zinc are also equipped to moisturize the scalp so that it won’t have the opposite effect.  One shampoo in particular is Zincplex, which offers both of these benefits. 

One other effective method that people have used to treat the sores, is by using hot oil treatments.  Hot oil treatments will nourish the scalp while helping to restore the natural balance of the oils to the scalp.  Don’t overdo the use of hot oil treatments because this can clog your pores, but when the scalp is dry and sores are present, it can be extremely helpful.  The only caution on using the hot oil treatment is to whether or not the sores have been present for awhile.  If they are bad or slightly open, then the oil could cause them to itch which might be drive you crazy.

The most natural way to get rid of the head sores, is to use a castile soap that is very light, and rinse with warm water and vinegar. Vinegar may not be pleasant to smell, but it has helped treat many conditions over time.  Just a little bit of vinegar goes a long way.


 

 

 

 


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