Home | News | Find a Doctor | Ask a Question | Free

Scalp needle like feeling


#1

Hi folks. I’d like to discuss one phenomenon I always wanted to talk about.

When I started to go bald, I remember there was no pain involved, I even read the topics about itchy scalp and all these complaints and I remember thinking, well if only my scalp was itchy, I could use that feeling as a tool to find out if meds are working or not.

Then I started propecia, and itching came, it was horrible. Aweful itchy scalp. Over the years I solved the itching problem completely so I dont suffer from it anymore. I’m saying this here only to cover the pain issues completely. I do NOT want this topic to be about itching though.

I want to discuss two different types of pain I have experienced since my mpb started.

The first of these is kinda a needle like feelink, it usually covers a small area(3x3 to 5x5 cm lets say), and I can compare it to a feeling how it could feel like if you had a brush of needles and you pressed gently that brush to some area of your scalp. It lasts 5, 10, 20 seconds, then it fades away slowly. Anyone had this one ever? This type of pain is not usually too intensive.

Second pain is in my case VERY VERY rare. but its like regular pain, like you had a open wound and you chucked some water on it. this one is quite intensive.

Do you guys know what I’m talking here?

Anyone has any idea or anything to say to this?


#2

» Hi folks. I’d like to discuss one phenomenon I always wanted to talk about.
»
»
» When I started to go bald, I remember there was no pain involved, I even
» read the topics about itchy scalp and all these complaints and I remember
» thinking, well if only my scalp was itchy, I could use that feeling as a
» tool to find out if meds are working or not.
»
» Then I started propecia, and itching came, it was horrible. Aweful itchy
» scalp. Over the years I solved the itching problem completely so I dont
» suffer from it anymore. I’m saying this here only to cover the pain issues
» completely. I do NOT want this topic to be about itching though.
»
» I want to discuss two different types of pain I have experienced since my
» mpb started.
»
» The first of these is kinda a needle like feelink, it usually covers a
» small area(3x3 to 5x5 cm lets say), and I can compare it to a feeling how
» it could feel like if you had a brush of needles and you pressed gently
» that brush to some area of your scalp. It lasts 5, 10, 20 seconds, then it
» fades away slowly. Anyone had this one ever? This type of pain is not
» usually too intensive.
»
» Second pain is in my case VERY VERY rare. but its like regular pain, like
» you had a open wound and you chucked some water on it. this one is quite
» intensive.
»
» Do you guys know what I’m talking here?
»
» Anyone has any idea or anything to say to this?

Yeah i get the needle feeling ever so often on the crown area and sometimes behind the hair line…it comes and goes…i get it due to stress…whenever i am not at work i never get it…only when i stress out…stress= scalp pain…not MPB…


#3

Its weird, I get the needle like feeling every time i’m starving too much, and then usually if i take a meal and dring a lot of fizzy water (just plain sparkling water) I sometimes do get it.

I’d like to know if more ppl can come up with scenarios this happens to them, so we could eventually come up with some possible explanation.


#4

» Its weird, I get the needle like feeling every time i’m starving too much,
» and then usually if i take a meal and dring a lot of fizzy water (just
» plain sparkling water) I sometimes do get it.
»
» I’d like to know if more ppl can come up with scenarios this happens to
» them, so we could eventually come up with some possible explanation.

Not sure what to say here. The only scalp discomfort I ever had was either MPB related inflammation (it can manifest as pain or/and itching). It went away as soon as I treated the inflammation. Either with corticosteroids and other means.

Another possible reason for pain was small pimples, acne or folliculitis (whatever you wanna call it). But that also happens in non MPB areas.

Hard to say. It’s up to you to try and figure out what your body is telling YOU.


#5

I’ve just had itching and generalized irritation in the MPB-ing areas (specifically those areas only) for years.

A bit of oral Finasteride or a wash with Nizoral would drastically reduce it.

But since I’ve started consistently using the MPB treatments, I can’t say for sure that I see a perfect correlation between when I felt it and when I was losing more hair.


#6

» » Its weird, I get the needle like feeling every time i’m starving too
» much,
» » and then usually if i take a meal and dring a lot of fizzy water (just
» » plain sparkling water) I sometimes do get it.
» »
» » I’d like to know if more ppl can come up with scenarios this happens to
» » them, so we could eventually come up with some possible explanation.
»
» Not sure what to say here. The only scalp discomfort I ever had was either
» MPB related inflammation (it can manifest as pain or/and itching). It went
» away as soon as I treated the inflammation. Either with corticosteroids and
» other means.
»
» Another possible reason for pain was small pimples, acne or folliculitis
» (whatever you wanna call it). But that also happens in non MPB areas.
»
» Hard to say. It’s up to you to try and figure out what your body is
» telling YOU.
Can you plz explain how to get rid of the itchinh an pain?


#7

» Can you plz explain how to get rid of the itchinh an pain?

to get rid of itching, i used PTO shampoos, and now i use revita (works rly well).

I also take colostrum to get rid of itching and the needly and pain like feelings, it works like magic, 2 capsules will make you pain free for few days. Just remeber to take it before and not after your food, and drink a lot of water with it (half a litre at least) so the capsules get into your intestines.

I do not use any topicals other then revita shampoo atm.


#8

» » Can you plz explain how to get rid of the itchinh an pain?
»
» to get rid of itching, i used PTO shampoos, and now i use revita (works
» rly well).
»
» I also take colostrum to get rid of itching and the needly and pain like
» feelings, it works like magic, 2 capsules will make you pain free for few
» days. Just remeber to take it before and not after your food, and drink a
» lot of water with it (half a litre at least) so the capsules get into your
» intestines.
»
» I do not use any topicals other then revita shampoo atm.

Thank you for your reply. what kind of PTO shampoos did you use?
could you ling me to a place where colostrum is explained? I googled it and found some sort of milk.I never heard about it, or that is has any affect on MPB.I’d love to learn…
Thanks!


#9

Colostrum is about antibodies. Its the first cow’s milk after the cow had a baby cow :). The cow babies are born with inactive immune systems. They drink this milk and the antibodies boot up their immune system.

In humans it works as well. You eat the capsule it contains antibodies so your body will chase the real enemies and will stop chasing the wrong ones (hair and scalp), so it should give you itch and pain relief in there. It works for me.

if you google colostrum allergies you will learn its used to treat allergies a lot.


#10

I used to use pyrictone olamine shampoo called neutrogena t-gel for greasy hair. But there are two types of this one. One is sold mostly in the europe (the one I used) and it contains Pyrictone olamine (PTO), second is more common in the us and it does not contain the ingredient.

You should definately try 1% ketoconazole shampoo. This for manhy cures the itch as well.

If you are too sensitive to keto shampoos, use colostrum first. I used to be pretty much allergic to ketoconazole. Now I use 1% keto shampoo every day and I’m fine (revita).


#11

its probably piroctone olamine the ingredient, it also contained salycilic acid which is anti itch ingredient as well.


#12

» Colostrum is about antibodies. Its the first cow’s milk after the cow had a
» baby cow :). The cow babies are born with inactive immune systems. They
» drink this milk and the antibodies boot up their immune system.
»
» In humans it works as well. You eat the capsule it contains antibodies so
» your body will chase the real enemies and will stop chasing the wrong ones
» (hair and scalp), so it should give you itch and pain relief in there. It
» works for me.
»
» if you google colostrum allergies you will learn its used to treat
» allergies a lot.

Thank you, I will look into it.


#13

» Hi folks. I’d like to discuss one phenomenon I always wanted to talk about.
»
»
» When I started to go bald, I remember there was no pain involved, I even
» read the topics about itchy scalp and all these complaints and I remember
» thinking, well if only my scalp was itchy, I could use that feeling as a
» tool to find out if meds are working or not.
»
» Then I started propecia, and itching came, it was horrible. Aweful itchy
» scalp. Over the years I solved the itching problem completely so I dont
» suffer from it anymore. I’m saying this here only to cover the pain issues
» completely. I do NOT want this topic to be about itching though.
»
» I want to discuss two different types of pain I have experienced since my
» mpb started.
»
» The first of these is kinda a needle like feelink, it usually covers a
» small area(3x3 to 5x5 cm lets say), and I can compare it to a feeling how
» it could feel like if you had a brush of needles and you pressed gently
» that brush to some area of your scalp. It lasts 5, 10, 20 seconds, then it
» fades away slowly. Anyone had this one ever? This type of pain is not
» usually too intensive.
»
» Second pain is in my case VERY VERY rare. but its like regular pain, like
» you had a open wound and you chucked some water on it. this one is quite
» intensive.
»
» Do you guys know what I’m talking here?
»
» Anyone has any idea or anything to say to this?

I started getting the needle feeling throughout my body after I went on dutasteride. That is actually why I went off of it, but I have some neuropathy from that drug as well as heat sensitivity. I should have never switched from propecia to dutasteride, that was the worst decision I ever made. I will now be bald plus have neuropathy, it’s a horrible situation.