What causes itchy scalp?

The main cause of itchy scalp is dandruff.It generally happens in adult people.There are many other causes for itchy scalp such as  head lice infestation,dry scalp,contact dermatitis,pyogenic infection of scalp, hair follicle inflammation etc.To know the right cause behind the itchy scalp is very important for right treatment.

The foremost step to make sure that you are not using any harsh shampoo for your hairs which strips all the essential oils from the scalp and leads to itching.Use a well PH-balanced shampoo that prevent your scalp from drying and flaking.Consult your dermatologist if you are not getting rid of your problem and follow the right treatment properly.

Reasons for itchy scalp are:

1)Acne Keloidalis Nuchae- It is a serious scalp condition which is associated with inflamed bumps and scars behind the neck.It is not at all related to normal acne condition, but it begins with small acne sized inflammation  and may convert into larger scars if goes untreated.Anti-allergic drugs are beneficial to prevent this condition.

2)Head Lice- Women or girls who toe their wet hairs improperly are subjected to have head lice problem that causes itchy scalp.This condition  can cause other scalp problems such as bacterial infection,crustin, inflammation of hair follicles on scalp etc.Head lice problem is also contagious in nature.It is more common among school children.

3)Ringworm- Ringworm or tinea capitis is a fungal infection which results in a round patch of rash on the scalp.It generally happens with children or people who becomes infected by the use of towels and combs or close contact of animals.

4)Neurogenic Excoriation- Excess stress nor anxiety could also cause itchy scalp. Continuous scratching makes hair thin and results in frequent hair loss.

5)Contact Dermatitis- The application of certain chemical products such as variety of shampoo, gel, creams and lotions also causes itchy scalp.These products causes allergy in scalp which leads to itchiness and loss of hairs.

6)Tinea capitis-The hair scalp is attacked by the fungus, which initially effects a portion of scalp and then gradually effect more hairs.The person is bind to continuous itching accompanied by sweat. Flakes similar to dandruff appears on the scalp.Anti-fungal drugs are helpful for curing this condition.

7)Poor hygiene-Unclean hairs accumulate dust and pollution from the atmosphere which leads to certain  allergies and infections.Therefore it is necessary to wash your hairs properly and regularly.Proper cleansing and conditioning of the hairs are very important fro healthy hairs.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”

 

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