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What is the cause of pain in hair roots when i move my hair from one side to another?

Dec 2013
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Hi Doctor, Greetings of the day!! Pain in hair roots when i move my hair from one side to another side. Now my age is 28 yrs and not yet married.Please guide me doctor just i want ..complete redemtion from that pain.... If I move the hair, brush to another side, scratch fingers over the roots, any movement hurts a lot. At some times of the day, it hurts more or left, i see no pattern for it. And i always use to wash my hair clean and neat without any dirt. if i tie/Knot my hair it gets pain and so again i'll leave my hair loose and i use to apply oil to my hair very thick.I lost my healthy and thick long hair.I am working with a Pharma company.I have work tensions as well as family tensions and also have so many burdens on head as i dont have brothers . i have used many shampoos and now i am using HALO Shampoo.sometime severly i am getting this pain and it always happens, since a 1 year. Now my looks so dull and Dry.... I tried to brush hair to the other sides, but i cant comb/touch my hair. i dont have any neck pains and all,haven't seen anyone with this hair pain in family, it nevers stands there, always fall to the same side, it seems the hair is stick to one rest position only. Why its happening like that...?
Posted Mon, 10 Mar 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Trychodynia ; stress is an important cause Detailed Answer: Hello Sudheera, I can understand your concern for the Pain in hair roots. After thoroughly reading your query and analyzing the complete situation I can make out that you are suffering from the condition of Trichodynia. It is a condition in which there is pain in the hair roots along with painful sensation on the scalp. The cause behind the condition is because of the sensitivity of the nerves innervating scalp hair follicles. These over sensitive nerves perceives higher of pain even on touching or without any stimulus also. In most of the case we find that there is an underlying stress, depression or anxiety or an emotional event which causes over sensitivity of the nerves. The most important point in the treatment of the condition is by reducing the stress. I can get that there is lot of stress in your life which may be the possible cause of the problem. I suggest you to reduce your stress so that this condition can be halted best. Let me know if you have taken any kind of medicines for the pain in scalp or for stress itself. Regards, Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD (Dermatology)
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Follow-up: What is the cause of pain in hair roots when i move my hair from one side to another? 30 minutes later
Hello Dr. XXXXXXX Thanks a lot for your prompt reply. As of now i am not taking any kind of medicines, and 1 yr back i have suffered with sinusitis problem. now its reduced some extent. Due to this pain i couldnt able to concentrate on my work. Thanks & regards Sudheera Kuppili HR
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 1 hour later
Brief Answer: amitriptyline hydrochloride at night time Detailed Answer: Hello Sudheera, Welcome to the forum again and thanks for swift reply along with important details. If I were your treating doctor then would have prescribed you low-dose (10 mg) amitriptyline hydrochloride at night time after meals. This is one of the tablet which will help us out in reducing the kind of excessive sensitivity of the nerves at scalp region. The only side effect of the tablet is sedation and that is why it is to be given at night time only. I would have prescribed this tablet for one month period and observed the symptoms and the condition after one month. If there had been improvement then the probable cause is simple oversensitivity only but if there is less improvement then the part of anxiety and depression is also to be ruled out and properly treated in your case. I again suggest you to reduce your anxiety and related symptoms so that all your problems can be reduced. Keep yourself busy, give positive suggestions and do not stay alone (rather keep a good company of a person with positive thinking). My best wishes for early recovery from the problem. Regards, Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD (Dermatology)
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Follow-up: What is the cause of pain in hair roots when i move my hair from one side to another? 3 hours later
Good Evening!! Thanks a lot Dr XXXXXXX jii for your Valuable suggestions and will try to reduce my stress. Today also i have suffered with the same problem and colud nt able to bear that and from morning onwards unable to work in my what i did is i took cold water and poured it on my head then gradually my pain gettting reduced. Unfortunately I read about this web site in the morning and very much satisfied about your Answers.Thats why today i thought of to consult a better Doctor. and thanks for your wishes . regards Sudheera Kuppili
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 35 minutes later
Brief Answer: You will be alright soon Detailed Answer: Hi Sudheera, Thanks a lot for your satisfied response and gratitude. Your appreciation is a continuous source of inspiration to work best and help in reducing the sufferings of ailing mankind. I am pretty sure that you are a strong girl and can handle the temporary situation of stress very well. You will be alright soon and be brae to face the day today situations of life. You are most welcome in future if you find any skin problem related to your present condition or any other. You can ask any further of your queries at: I will be glad for your any further queries or if not then can close the query and rate the answer. With all my best wishes, Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia MD (Dermatology)
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