Shingles pain can make your scalp very sensitive, itchy and cause it to produce blisters. You should avoid scratching shingles sores as it can help spread the infection and can result in hair loss. It can destroy the hair follicle making it impossible for new hair growth to take place. Shingles typically only affects one side of the body so this is a tell tale sign of the infection. Here are some treatments for shingles of the scalp;
Treatments for Shingles on Scalp
Here are some scalp treatments and ways to stop the pain and itching from shingles:
- Use cool water compresses on the scalp.
- Use Naturasil shingles oils here on your scalp.
- Use Calamine lotion or menthol lotion on your scalp.
- Use gentle/unscented shampoo’s on your scalp.
- Use gentle circular motions when messaging the scalp when shampooing.
- Towel your hair but do it gently.
- Avoid scratching your scalp shingles.
More Shingles Tips
- Use antiviral medications.
- Lidocaine patches can help with itching and pain when placed on the shingles rash.
- Regular pain medications can stop the shingles pain.
It is good to treat your scalp shingles immediately so you can prevent pain, itching and possible scarring from the rashes.