What are the reasons for an itchy scalp?

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What are the reasons for an itchy scalp?

Postby Rosie » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:10 pm

Your body’s inflammatory reaction causes the itching and flaking associated with one of these following illnesses -

Dry scalp - Dandruff as a result of dry scalp may be treated with cost-effective, medicated dandruff shampoos. Search for products which contain tar, salicylic acid, pyrithione zinc, selenium sulfide, or ketoconazole.

An excellent rinse as well as a mild scalp massage may also help avoid dandruff. Keep in mind that the scalp may not be insensitive to drying hair merchandises, so take care by means of your hair and observe that which you put about it.

Seborrheic dermatitis - A greasy, oily scalp is due to increased production of oil or sebum from sebaceous glands round the hair roots. An oily scalp may lead to other dandruff-generating illnesses, the name, notably seborrheic dermatitis for eczema which changes the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis may be due to greasy skin, anxiety, and specific health conditions. A family history as well as seasonal changes may also play a part.

Scalp psoriasis - This inflammatory skin condition provides a silvery, powdery look to the scalp. Scalp psoriasis frequently causes big, white flakes and thick scales, and could cause itching. Psoriasis occurs for reasons that are unknown, but is regarded as an autoimmune illness.

Tinea capitis - This can be a fungal infection often called ringworm, which could infect the entire scalp. Tinea capitis expands deep into the hair follicle, causing round spots of hair loss that escalation in size with time. The rash may appear increased and with a stubbly look or black dots.

Allergic contact or irritant dermatitis - You may have an irritant or allergic to alternative hair merchandise, styling gel, or a shampoo. Utilizing a merchandise having an ingredient you’re sensitive to or one that just irritates the scalp can lead to dry, flaky skin and inflammation. Discontinuing the merchandise that triggers a response could be all it requires to stop the dandruff flakes as well as the reaction.

Get an Dandruff Analysis -

How can you know what illness is causing your dandruff? Just a dermatologist prescribe the most effective plan of action and can uncover the true cause. That is particularly significant when a medical condition like psoriasis or eczema would be to attribute.

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Re: What are the reasons for an itchy scalp?

Postby Mandy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:48 pm

I hadn't realized there were so many reasons for a dry scalp. This was very informative to me, thank you for sharing it. I know my boyfriend shaves his head a lot and that can cause the skin to dry out as well.

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What are the reasons for an itchy scalp

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