1. CAUSES OF ITCHY SCALP INCLUDE SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS HERPETIFORMIS, PSORIASIS OR EVEN NITS
What is the best treatment for an itchy scalp? Read on for the dermatologist’s view.
Dermatologists will first examine the scalp to see if it displays seborrheic dermatitis (also known as scalp eczema), psoriasis , or any other skin condition. These scalp problems will show extensive redness and scaling of the skin. Dermatologists will also check for lice, which will also cause redness and irritation.
2. PRIMARILY SCALP DERMATITIS IS CAUSED BY SHAMPOO AND BLOW-DRYING SHAMPOO AND BLOW-DRYING
Dermatologists most often find simple, fine and adherent dandruff with a little redness. This skin irritation is caused by a reaction to external products.
Your dermatologist will ask how often you wash your hair and what type of shampoo you use. Washing your hair frequently with an inappropriate shampoo can cause chronic irritation, a source of itchiness. This becomes a vicious circle as scratching the scalp provokes inflammation. Drying hair with a very hot hair dryer can also harm the scalp. And don’t underestimate stress, which often triggers itchiness.
3. TREAT THE CAUSE OF SCALP ECZEMA FIRST
Extremely effective treatments for scalp eczema and seborrheic dermatitis exist and include anti-fungal shampoos and topical steroids.
4. SENSITIVE SCALPS NEED REGULAR GENTLE CARE
If the source of irritation is external, it is key to use a gentle shampoo, thoroughly rinse the hair and only use exfoliant (keratolytic) shampoo rarely. After shampooing you can also apply cosmetic products that soothe overly sensitive scalps. Treat hair very gently when Blow-drying and styling hair. Dermatologists also advise avoiding stressful situations as stress can trigger increased sensitivity.