Why do i get hives on my head?

Do you look like a giant strawberry shortcake? Do your partners think they’re dating an oversized bee hive? If yes, then this article is for you. We’ll talk why exactly you’re getting hives on your head and how to deal with it.

What are Hives?

Before we go into the meat of the article, let’s understand what hive means. Sometimes called urticaria (wow fancy name), hives are bumps or patches that appear on your skin when there’s inflammation. They can happen anywhere in the body and vary in size from a pencil eraser to a small cake.

The Ugly Truth about Hives

Let me warn you dear reader (grab some popcorns please) – having hives isn’t pretty at all. In fact, it’s downright overwhelming (but don’t worry not as much worse than being attacked by bees)! People with mild cases may feel itchiness around their face while more severe episodes lead to swelling inside your mouth or even make breathing difficult (There goes our french kissing dreams #sadface).

Any-hoo… moving swiftly along…

Common Causes Of Head Hives

You know those drab days where everything seems wrong — left sock doesn’t match right sock; coffee maker decides it won’t work today etc.? Well congratulations YOU’RE NOT ALONE! Even our immune systems have such days and lose their minds sometimes.

Allergic Reactions [1] (also known as IGnaa+)

Your scalp might be reacting because of something new(and weird) that touched/entered it; direct contact with chemicals i.e hairspray products is bound to cause allergies among other things- so nature rebels against invasions by producing terrifying monsters-like symptoms: rash, itching skin – maybe big mounds?

But wait, there’s MOREEEEEEEE…..

Physical contact

Do you find yourself rubbing your head like it’s a genie coming out of a lamp? DISCLAIMER keep the rubbing as mundane/purposeless as possible. Sometimes these actions can lead to physical irritation which result in irritant hives aka dermatitis.

Stress [2]

Finally PTSD would come in handy for something… we all know too much worry is detrimental and detrimental to us, but ultimately our mental state does affect various aspects of life – including whether we develop hives or not.


Now that we’ve identified potential causes, here are some steps you can take so you don’t end up looking like Ka-El from Krypton (except his suit was hotter):

  1. Visit Doctor! – Go ahead and schedule time with a specialist/dermatologist if your symptoms have been recurrent or increasingly bothersome.
  2. Identify triggers – It could be anything; dairy products consumed or exposure to chemicals. Try resetting lifestyle habits and keeping track of when each bout happens (record the weather maybe?)
  3. Medicate — Over-The-counter options include antihistamines such as Benadryl® however user discretion advised.
  4. Reconsider shampoo/Hair Products used


Not everything works especially treatments touting natural solutions (“it’s important plants get jobs”). Here is one poorly researched list highlighting what simply makes matters worse:

  • Avoid prescription medicines: Double dosing might seem like doubling fun but listen, you’re spiraling into OCD territory now (#NoPunIntended)
  • Ice Packs on Head: While common treatment method among general population, wouldn’t recommend unless instructed by professional physician…
  • Changing Diet Abruptly: There is nothing more dangerous than eating healthy meals when allergic reactions occur

We hope this article sheds more light on why rashes might appear on your head and what steps you can take if they occur. Meanwhile we are looking for people interested- oh wait…

Happy healing #Orange coloured skin in winter, N💢t ridiculous at all#

[1] Immunoglobulin A; contributing factor to allergies
[2] Causes inflammation of histamine which plays big role in hives development.