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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why does my scalp hurts when i untangle my hair?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 22 years experience
Tension: Your hair follicle has nerves that feed it and can sense pressure and pain. When you are attempting to untangle your hair, you are creating tension that signals the nerve to produce pain. Try using a detangler or conditioner to help reduce the pain/tension on the hair follicle.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

My hair is all twisted & sticking to my scalp. It hurts so what can I do?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 48 years experience
Soak: First soak hair to loosen hair. There may be infection which needs to be treted by doctor with oral medications for either acteriaspreading, fungal or mixed infection.
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