Are you experiencing scalp pain during pregnancy?
Many women complain about experiencing scalp pain during pregnancy. Hormonal changes can really create unexpected symptoms during pregnancy. Experiencing a sore scalp during pregnancy often comes as a surprise to many women.
Scalp itchiness seems to occur just in patches. Once you start itching it feels like you can’t stop. You may start to feel like a gorilla, itching yourself all over – see Itchy. Which really could be something embarrassing when you are out and about or sitting at work.
On some days, the sore patches on my head would create a burning sensation and I would wonder what was causing it.
I had no idea that these sensations are linked to pregnancy. It was only after I consistently experienced a sore scalp early on in each pregnancy that I could link the patterns and put it down to being pregnant.
Upon talking to my sister about it a little while later, she said “oh my gosh, yes! I had that too and didn’t even think it was connected to being pregnant”.
All of the above could explain why our scalps can be sore or sensitive to touch during pregnancy or why the roots of our hair or hair strands hurt.
Always consult your doctor about health concerns. Get your symptoms checked and a professional opinion, as a sore scalp could also be a sign of skin conditions such as a skin infection, contact dermatitis or seborrheic dermatitis.