The topic or the heading as many might say sounds a bit weird, but believe me, it is a very serious issue when it comes to self-care. No one likes an itchy scalp and if you scratch your head in public it might send a wrong signal to people.
Well, there are many reasons for an itchy scalp but every problem has a solution, right?
Here, I have listed very common reasons for an itchy scalp and some suggestions too as per the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
1: Lice: We all know what lice are, and it is one of the most common of itchy scalps. Lice can infest anyone. So if you suspect that you have a lice problem ask someone to examine your head with fine-tooth comb. To get rid of lice you can use many good products which can help you with this problem. Also as Westchester health says Vinegar and Petroleum Jelly (vaseline) helps in getting rid of lice and giving quick relief to your head.
2: Scabies: They are tiny termites and is contagious. Due to physical contact with anyone it can spread fast. Just like lice, it lays eggs too. To get rid of scabies you need to visit a dermatologist and with the prescribed medication you can get rid of scabies.
3: Hives: Hives are skin rashes which can be triggered by anything like food, stress, etc. It can happen anywhere including your scalp due to which you might have an itchy scalp. Some tend to have a chronic hives problem so to get relief of hives from your scalp you need to visit a dermatologist and with their medication, you can get relief from this problem.
4: Reaction to a hair product: Obviously many love styling their hairs and we all love to take good care of our hair but often they can cause allergies due to which itchy scalp may occur. To stop the itch, you should quit utilizing the item that is causing the response. In case you’re struggling thinking that its, a board-ensured dermatologist can help.
5: Dandruff: Now that is a common problem for many. There are many causes due to which you get dandruff. Oily skin, sensitivity to hair care products, dry skin, not shampooing enough, weirdly, even stress can flare up dandruff when you least expect it. Although stress is not the direct cause however it can influence hormone level which can affect sebum production on the scalp. Generally, you can get rid of dandruff with a delicate everyday shampoo. But if it persists you might need to get a medicated shampoo.
I have mentioned 5 very common conditions for itchy scalps but if you are still having an issue figuring out the exact reason for your itchy scalp please visit a certified dermatologist.