Solutions for a burnt scalp e.g. due to hot water or direct application of essential oils
I've had a couple of people contact me after burning their scalp because their water was too hot or because their skin made contact with undiluted essential oils e.g. peppermint oil.
Types of burn:
If you have first degree burns, these are some quick solutions:
If you have second degree burn or worse, see a doctor. If your scalp is still sore after 3 or 4 days also see a doctor. Normally, after the initial shock your scalp should cool down and start healing quite rapidly after about 24-48 hours.
What not to do!
If your hair has been yanked out due to burns, don't freak out, in many cases it will grow back.
How can I treat minor burns? (wiseGEEK)
How do I deal with minor burns? (NHS)
10/12/2013 02:55:57 am
7/1/2014 03:59:43 pm
Thank god. I just burned my scalp. The thing I was worrying about most was scarring and my hair falling out and not growing back
15/1/2014 06:24:44 am
15/9/2015 01:13:46 am
Hi, i was burned with hot water at the age of nine on the front of my hair and now at the age of 29 the scar has moved from my forehead to my scalp and is not allowing hair to grow, what can i do.
27/9/2015 02:01:08 am
My hair was burnt by hot water for many years ago, and since then it never grow up, any solution to my problem?
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