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frequent burning sensation in the crown area of my head

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I have a frequent burning sensation in the crown area of my head, should I go see a doctor?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 11 years ago.
In the scalp -- or does it feel deeper?



Thanks in advance.



Steve






Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Oreport's Post: It feels deeper.
Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 11 years ago.


Whether or not it's at scalp level (it's not always easy to tell) -- this may be stress induced. 
Assuming that this is a recent development -- taking a look at things
which recently may have added to your stress level and dealing with
them may help.



If you want to try and see if scalp-oriented treatment is of help -- there's an over-the-counter product called Scalpicin
This is a liquid containing rubbing alcohol and aspirin.  When
applied to the scalp it provides relief by both a cooling effect and by
stopping (or at least reducing) itching and burning.



Good Luck!



Steve


 
 






Expert:  TheMysticWave replied 11 years ago.

Greetings:


Yes, it would be practical to see a dermatologist since you have such discomfort to get a proper professional diagnosis.


There are medical conditions that can cause your symptoms, such as:


 "Cicatricial Alopecia", classified as primary or secondary. Cicatricial Alopecias involve inflammation directed at the hair follicle 


Cicatricial Alopecia - Frequently Asked Questions;


Seborrheic Dermatitis (seborrhea) - Seborrheic dermatitis causes red, scaly patches with yellow, greasy crusts.These patches can be itchy or can cause burning of the scalp.


InteliHealth:


Psoriasis;


Eczema;


Scalp Dysesthesia (Cutaneous dysesthesia syndrome is a disorder characterized by chronic cutaneous symptoms without objective findings - burning scalp syndrome);


www.dotpharmacy.co.uk/upscalp.html


www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve& db=PubMed&list_uids=9521031&dopt=Abstract


Certain medications.


I hope that you will be able to seek professional care and advice and I hope that your condition is corrected soon.


If "you" have any questions concerning my response, I ask that "you" please let me know, so that I can clarify and/or respond further.


I wish you the best.


Bright Blessings.


Peace, Love & Happiness,


The Mystic Wave

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