A form of hair loss called alopecia areata can also cause scalp tenderness. In this condition, hair follicles fall out in round clumps from the scalp and sometimes the body.
Does your scalp hurt before hair falls out?
Some people report that their scalps feel itchy, sensitive and irritated during their treatments and while their hair is falling out. Shaving your head can reduce the irritation and save the embarrassment of shedding. Protect your scalp.
What does it mean when part of your scalp hurts?
Scalp pain can be caused by a number of things, from easy-to-treat dandruff to infection or infestation. Common symptoms include prickling, burning, or tingling sensations, as well as flaky, itchy skin. Keep reading to learn more about the potential causes and what you can do to treat them.