1. Treat Symptoms
- Have the person rest in a cool, dark room.
- Apply a cool compress or ice pack to the painful area.
- Massage the scalp.
- Give acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for pain. Discuss with a doctor which medications would be best if the person has liver or kidney disease or heart failure.
2. When to Seek Medical Help
3. Follow Up
If you seek medical help: