• Hair and scalp

    Asked by CathyMurphy on Sunday, March 10, 2019

    Hair and scalp

    Scalp hurts chem9 19 days ago hair hasn’t fallen out

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • beachbum5817's Avatar

      I remember that my scalp hurt when my hair was falling out. I still had most of it when I went in for my second chemo. Two days later, my hair came out in clumps. That Saturday, I had my husband shave my head. I felt that I needed to have some control over something going on in my life. Not everyone loses their hair, so maybe that will be you. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Good luck. Take care.

      5 months ago
    • junie1's Avatar

      When I knew I was going to have to have chemo ( the 2nd time being DX), I had my shaved just after the first treatment. I didn't want to go thur the "falling out stages". I wanted to be in control of what I could be..so shaving my head,,, was my first step.
      Good Luck to you,

      5 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      This side effect is interesting. I don't remember my scalp hurting when my hair fell out.

      5 months ago
    • MLT's Avatar

      Your hair follicles are inflamed. Head may break out, too. This has happened to me each time my hair has fallen out. It's a warning. My dermatologist had me put Triamcinolone, perscription, on it since I already had the cream for another rash. Had grandkids help shave my head. I couldnt deal with hair everywhere.

      5 months ago
    • CASSIEME1's Avatar

      my scalp was tender but not painful. I did use oils and would stand in a luke warm shower followed by a cool rinse . use baby shampoo.

      4 months ago
    • Rustysmom's Avatar

      Yes, I remember my scalp feeling tender before it started coming out. I couldn't wait to get it shaved. Waking up with hair all over the pillow and in your mouth was not good! ;-)

      4 months ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar

      I got sores on my scalp when it started falling out. Dr. said it was the Ph balance & to use Head & Shoulders shampoo. Since I was bald, I didn't need much so I got a travel size to try it.
      Cleared it up right away. It has happened several time afterwards & it worked. Chemo does a number on the body.

      3 months ago
    • CathyMurphy's Avatar

      Thanks I shaved my head and bough5ba wig . Thanks to all

      3 months ago

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