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Itchy scalp

Itchy scalp

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.


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