Symptoms of Itchy scalp –
Itching on the scalp
Redness and sensitivity on the scalp
Inflammation or swelling on the scalp
Tingling sensation on the skin on the scalp
Causes of Itchy Scalp –
Allergies or reactions to chemicals in hair and scalp products.
Large amounts of dandruff due to certain triggers leading to a bad itch on the scalp..
Shampoo or conditioner not washed thoroughly with water.
Sensitivity towards certain hair and scalp products.
Skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis etc.
Head lice infestation
Fungal/ bacterial infection of the scalp.
Treatment of Itchy Scalp –
Consultation – Consultation is imperative to diagnose the cause of itchy scalp.
Topical treatment – Medicated shampoos/ lotions that have anti-fungal or anti-bacterial properties could be prescribed to treat the condition.
Medication – Oral medication could be prescribed to treat itching, irritation and redness etc.