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Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

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eva4321
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Re: Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

Hi there @JPet 

I've seen your message about using Odylique's Gentle Herb Shampoo to help with your sensitive scalp after chemo. My names Eva and I'm from the marketing team here at Odylique, I'd love to send you a free bottle of our Gentle Herb Shampoo seeing as it helps you so much. Please do send your name and address over to eva@odylique.co.uk and I will get that sent out for you.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas,

Eva @ Odylique

SueMall
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Re: Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

Hi JPet,

 thanks for your suggestions, I will definitely try the paracetamol paste, sounds fascinating! 
Sue

JPet
Member

Re: Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

Hi Sue, I too have had a terribly sensitive & painful scalp. My chemo finished in September but during the a summer even a puff of wind would hurt my head! My chemo nurses suggested mixing some dissolvable paracetamol or a asprin into a paste then use it as you would shampoo- leave it on for a few minutes. It really helped. Also, i use a very gentle Odylique herb & tea tree shampoo which has no sulphates etc. This does seem to have helped (sadly it's a little expensive). Hope this may help x 

SueMall
Member

Re: Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

Hi Evie-S

 Sorry to hear about your scalp issues but good that your doctor has given you something to help. I am not on Tamoxifen, and I wouldn’t say my scalp is itchy so perhaps, as you say, it’s not quite the same symptoms but I am open to trying anything! Thanks for sharing your experience, best wishes Sue x

Evie-S
Community Champion

Re: Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

Hi Sue - I had my treatment in early 2017 and have had an itchy scalp ever since, I wasn’t sure what had caused it, whether the treatments or Tamoxifen or menopause or just age. I’ve just seen my GP and was prescribed a scalp steroid to calm it down and some vile smelling coal/tar shampoo!! I haven’t had pain though - so maybe not the same as you describe. I’ll also be interested to read other people’s experiences. Evie xx

SueMall
Member

Sensitive Scalp after chemo- still?

Just wanted to know if anyone has had the sensitive/ sore scalp after treatment and how long it lasts? I started my chemo TCH - docetaxol, carboplatin and Herceptin in Nov 2019, had 18 weeks of treatment, followed by radiotherapy in March. I have just had my last Herceptin about 2 weeks ago (18 rounds in total) but my sore head is still giving me issues. It’s waking me up in the night and comes and goes throughout the day, not always in the same place either. Sometimes it is at the back of my head, others in the two areas above my ears, sometimes it’s the top of my head where it hurts.  I did think I might have gotten past this side effect by now. Does anyone have any idea how long it’s likely to stay or any help with managing the pain. I do find lying down in a warm bath very soothing but I can’t do that every few hours! 
Sue x