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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
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Does this affect the entire head?
Is there any rash on the scalp?
Can you attach a picture of the scalp?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

just affects scalp no rash seems to be affected by certain

lights doesn't seem to occur if head is covered

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the additional information.

If there is no rash or inflammation of the skin, then these symptoms would typically be a sign of irritation of nerves. Since the symptoms are limited to the scalp, it would involve nerves that arise from the upper nerves of the neck.

There are a couple of options available to ease these symptoms. It may help to use a numbing medicine applied to the scalp. There also are several medicines that can be used to calm irritated nerves, with the most common medicines being certain anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin or pregabalin.

If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.