Sunburned Scalp Symptoms:
The following are some of the most common scalp symptoms associated with sunburned scalp. You may experience any or all of these symptoms.
If you have experienced any of them, then it means your scalp has been exposed to the ultraviolet rays from the sun. A person’s skin will not heal completely if they were burned in such a way. Some people do recover completely, but others suffer permanent damage due to their exposure to UV radiation from sunlight.
1. Redness: The redness is caused by the burning sensation in the affected area.
2. Scaly Skin: The scaly skin results from sunburned scalp because it protects the skin from further damage and burns.
However, it does not protect against other types of injuries like cuts and scrapes. So, if you get a cut or scrape on your scalp, you need to see a doctor immediately!
3. Burning Pain: The burning pain is caused by the inflammation of the scalp.
4. Dandruff: Dandruff is a condition where your hair falls out due to lack of oxygen in the air.
If you have dandruff, then you need to see a doctor immediately!
5. Hair Loss: Hair loss is one of the most common side effects from sunburned scalp.
It can be treated to a limited extent, but if you have lost too much hair, then there is not much that doctors can do.
How Long Does Sunburned Scalp Last?
Sunburned scalp lasts for as long as the sunburned scalp symptoms persist. If you keep getting sunburned, then it will just keep getting worse and worse. Most people who get sunburned start to develop skin problems that they cannot recover from. The best way to cure sunburned scalp is to prevent it in the first place. So, take care when you are in the sun and always wear a hat or a helmet if you have lost too much hair.
Sunburned Scalp Hair Loss:
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