Scalp sores are truly one of the most embarrassing and painful skin conditions a person can suffer from, unfortunately, to find the most efficient treatments , you will need to find the real causes! Don’t worry, in this post, I’ll show you what caused my sores and most importantly, how I got rid of them.
There are many reasons for developing scalp sores; that is why this post is going to look at the most common and recurring ones.
Scalp sores are one of the most depressing and self-esteem lowering skin conditions one can suffer from, they can lead to hair loss and even bleeding and constant itchiness!
They can have varied causes such as:
Viral, fungal or even bacterial infections, but usually, scalp sores are going to happen because of acne or clogged hair follicles, this may lead to cyst formation and pus filled sores that will form under the skin, this is where the your sores are going to become annoying and very painful.
I was suffering from clogged hair follicles!
In children, the most common causes of scalp sores are ringworm and other fungal diseases that can be easily transmitted from one child to another, this is why children affected with scalp sores should be monitored and quarantined from other children as they may infect them.
The most common causes of scalp sores in adults are:
Hair follicliculities, where the hair follicles are going to get infected and filled with pus, they are going to cause an itchy feeling and also painful sores .
Eczema is also responsible for causing scalp sores in adults.
Dermatitis and rash, using the aggressive chemicals found mainly in cheap shampoos and other hair products is going to cause scalp sores.
And various infections, if a person has been battling an internal infection, scalp sores may form and be very painful.
The main causes of scalp sores in adults are eczema and dermatitis, if they are not treated rapidly, they can quickly worsen and lead to problematic consequences like hair loss and even scalp scars!
How to treat scalp sores?
First of all, I’m no doctor, if you want a sure treatment for your scalp sores, then you need to contact a dermatologist, he is the only authority that can do the right tests and prescribe the right treatments for your sores, however, I’m going to share with you my experience in curing and healing my scalp sores.
Most doctors are going to prescribe vasseline in order to cure and treat scalp sores, this may work in some “easy” cases, but for most scalp sores, this would prove inefficient.
The next thing I would like you to understand is that you have to stop scratching them!
When I had very painful scalp sores, I was afraid and ashamed to say that my favorite pastime hobby was scratching them all the time!
I just felt the urge to do it and no matter what I did, my fingers would end up scratching them and hurting them even more!
Stop scratching them for God’s sake! You are simply hurting yourself more and spreading them all over your scalp!
The first step in treating your scalp sores is to start applying white vinegar.
Whenever I tell people to start using white vinegar on their scalps, they start either laughing or thinking that I’m out of my mind, however, you have to understand that most scalp sores are due to fungus, and these harmful tiny creatures cannot live in an acidic environment, when you massage your hair/scalp every day with vinegar, you are going to create an extremely acidic environment for fungus to live in, and soon they are simply going to disappear and your scalp sores with them as well!
However, you should be cautious when using vinegar because applying too much is going to cause other stressful problems like having a dry and extremely itchy scalp , that is why you need to follow this recipe in order to treat your scalp sores efficiently:
- Mix, every day, two tablespoons of white vinegar with a quarter of a cup of warm water, preferably source water, and then simply wash your scalp and hair with it.
- Do this every day until the scalp sores disappear, about one week.
The second tip in using white vinegar to treat your scalp sores is to always use a rich oil after you are done.
One of my favorite oils to use on my scalp is jojoba oil, the reason why I advise you to use a rich oil after using vinegar is because your scalp is going to get extremely dry and it may even start becoming itchy and inflamed, jojoba oil is simply going to restore essential fats back to your scalp and help it stay healthy and clear of yeasts.
And jojoba oil is also very rich in antifungal compounds that are going to get rid of the remaining funguses and bad bacteria.
Now, let’s talk about the second way to treat scalp sores, using a unique homemade shampoo.
The shampoo recipe you are going to learn about in this post have been tried by thousands of people, and I have to tell you: it is not mine, I’ve read about it in different forums and different discussion groups on the internet.
At first, I didn’t believe that it would work for me, but after trying it, boy was I surprised!
It is not only going to get rid of your scalp sores, but it is also going to make your scalp and hair extremely healthy.
Here are the ingredients you are going to need:
Before we talk about the ingredients required to make this fantastic homemade shampoo for scalp sores, let me tell you about a fantastic shampoo you can get from Amazon that will help your scalp get rid of sores, rejuvenate and stay healthy, it’s called Free & Clear Shampoo and it’s the one I have used for the last seven years, simply very powerful, it’s a little expensive, yep, about twenty five dollars, but you will save on hassles and pain, and you won’t have to spend a lot on doctors and “experts” who will prescribe a medicated shampoo in the end, trust me, Free and Clear has the same composition as very expensive medicated shampoos and it works.
So, tea tree oil, this stuff is wonderful and should be in every home because it is one of the most amazing antiseptic, antiviral, anti-fungal, antibiotic… essential oil!
And that is it!
Forget about buying tea tree oil shampoos, most of the time, they are going to contain synthetic scents and maybe some few drops of the essential oil, but from my experience, they tend to perform very weak and are extremely poor in helping your scalp!
Of course, there are some amazing shampoos brands you can buy, but if you don’t have the means, just use the one I’ve recommended.
Here is what you need to do: open your Free & Clear shampoo, or any shampoo you have right now, 12 oz / 350 ml container, and add to it thirty drops of tea tree oil. Keep shaking until it has mixed very well, you can use a stick to mix everything.
Then wash your hair and massage your scalp every day with it, withing one week, your sores will be a thing of histroy.
If it keeps tingling and itchiness your scalp, then it is probably “battling” the yeasts and other germs in your scalp sores.
This is how to treat your scalp sores efficiently, rapidly and cheaply, if you have a question, don’t hesitate to reach me via email or through the comment section, I’ll do my best to help you.