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    Extreme scalp itch when exercising and other circumstances
    vincelam1998 posted:
    I'm 17 years old and I'm a cyclist. This started about a month ago during one of my races. A couple minutes after the race started, my scalp began to itch uncontrollably. It felt like a thousand tiny needles were poking my head. After the race, I thought it was my four year old helmet that I never washed (I don't know why), so I bought a brand new one. Thinking that my head would stop itching, it didn't. My head is still itching with a new helmet. It's really weird because the itchiness only happens when I'm riding or if I get embarrassed. For example, if there are a lot of people looking at me, the itch will start happening. I'm really clueless on why this is happening. I've searched all over the internet and only found one other case of this happening to someone else. There is no rashes or red spots on my scalp whatsoever when the itchiness starts or subsides. Does anyone have an idea of what this could be?

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