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How to Treat Scalp Sores

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9. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is another common household item that can help in the treatment of scalp sores. It is particularly effective in reducing itching due to dryness and sores.

Use lemon juice to treat scalp sores

Lemon is also very effective when dealing with ringworm, one common cause of scalp sores.

  1. Mix ½ teaspoon of lemon juice into 1 tablespoon of warm olive oil or plain yogurt.
  2. Massage it into your scalp.
  3. Leave it on for 30 minutes before washing it out.
  4. Do it 3 or 4 times a week.

10. Avoid Harsh Hair Care Products

Like proper hair care, choosing the right hair care products is important to prevent the problem of scalp sores.
Avoid harsh hair care products in order to prevent scalp sores


In fact, experts believe that harsh hair products are one of the primary reasons behind head sores. Products rich in chemicals can cause the scalp to dry out, which leaves the hair follicles and scalp more susceptible to infections.

When you’re shopping for shampoo, hair conditioner, gel, and hairspray, make sure they do not contain toxic chemicals. It is recommended to opt for herbal hair care products made from natural and toxin-free ingredients.

Additional Tips

  • No matter what, do not scratch your scalp too much, as it can increase the risk of infection and permanent scarring.
  • Comb your hair daily to help distribute the natural oils of your scalp and increase blood circulation in the scalp.
  • Topical antibiotics can help treat scalp sores.
  • Use a humidifier at night to reduce dryness and get rid of itchiness.
  • You can also apply some oatmeal lotion on the sores to help relieve itching.
  • Reduce your intake of foods like sugar, gluten, and dairy products.

How to Treat Scalp Sores was last modified: February 22nd, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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3 thoughts on “How to Treat Scalp Sores”

  1. Hi I need your help so my daughter has got a lot of head lice and now she has sores on her scalp which is really bad I dont how to get rid of her head lice and her sores at the same time but her sores are from the head lice

    1. 1. See your physician. Always start there…..
      2. Treat with anti-lice shampoo (from pharmacy as recommended by a physician, not some nutty naturopathic thing that won’t work).
      3. Use a lice comb to get rid of eggs and lice….the LiceMeister is one that actually works.
      4. Wash all bedding and clothing with hot water and vacuum the place throughly.
      5.Check all family members as well.
      6. Use the lice comb regularly for a while to be sure.
      7. Let other parents with children your daughter plays with, and the school, know about the issue so they can also check/treat.

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