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Itching of the scalp

Itching of the scalp

People often encounter the problem of itchy scalp skin. It is not only very inconvenient but may be a sign of different skin conditions. In many cases it is advisable to visit a dermatologist.

Itchy scalp causes

One of the commonest itchy scalp reasons are inappropriate hair care products or long-term hair dye. A wrong shampoo for your hair type or even ultraviolet rays may lead to the itchy scalp. In short, improper hair care products may cause contact dermatitis, whose most prominent symptom is itchiness.

Let us not forget that itching of the scalp is also a symptom of seborrheic dermatitis. The main cause of this disease is still not clear but it can be provoked by stress, skin fungal infection, genetic background, certain medicine, depression. It is known that people with oily skin type suffer from seborrheic dermatitis more often. Usually scalp itchiness is followed by numerous dandruff. It is very important to fight seborrheic dermatitis in the very beginning of the disease in order to avoid further complications.

It is noticed that women stop dying their hair when hair loss begins. However, external factors do not cause hair loss. It happens because of some internal problems, such as anemia, protein deficiency etc.

Sometimes scalp itches due to dry skin. Consequently, hair become oily more quickly and dandruff occur. When skin becomes dry, the body itself tries to manage this issue by intensifying the work of sebaceous glands. It is worth noticing that such symptoms are characteristic of seborrhea. Itchy scalp makes patients touch and scratch the area and therefore hair (and scalp) become oily. In order to break this vicious circle, certain medicine needs to be administered.

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Itchy scalp treatment

Many natural remedies, medications, and special shampoos can be purchased over-the-counter. However, it is not advisable to start treatment of itching scalp without consulting a doctor first. People use so- called strengthening serums, have massages in order to relieve this condition and prevent hair loss, but clumps of hair in a hairbrush sometimes send a message about a serious underlying disease. Although more often, this suggests of lack of vitamins or other nutrients.

Based on your clinical examination results, your doctor will prescribe some food supplements, advise you to alter your nutrition habits, or prescribe some external medications. If these are not enough to alleviate scalp irritation, more serious (and invasive) treatment techniques can be performed, e.g., mesotherapy, PRP procedures. These methods stimulate skin regeneration, promote hair growth, and help to control scalp diseases.