An itchy scalp is very common. It may be linked to a disorder in the scalp and be accompanied by dandruff. It can also be caused by external irritation. Most of the time itching on the head is mainly due to dandruff. It can occur any time of the year and mostly common when the weather turns cold. It is worse in those who have dry skin. Patients with dandruff usually think that they have ‘dry scalp’ and start changing shampoos or shampoo less often. This doesn’t work because itching is not due to dry scalp, it’s actually a rash, and the more often you shampoo the better your dandruff is controlled.
Your scalp can also itch because you are allergic to hair care products. This is called allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp and is often seen as a scalp rash with redness and scale that extends to other skin areas where shampoo or product come into contact with skin. These can include the skin behind the ears and down the back and sides of the neck. In order to figure out the exact reason for your problem, visit your nearest dermatologist today.
Hi. Greetings. Itchy or Sore scalp could be the result of Seborrhoea / folliculitis/ sebopsoriasis/ rosacea of scalp etc. One of the easiest way of dealing with these is use of an antifungal shampoo under prescription. Hair loss could be because of associated scalp conditions, or early onset androgenetic alopecia, and recent illness or other causes. See a qualified dermatologist in your city. You'll need scalp and hair care serums/lotions for good relief and hair fall can be controlled with treatment. There are lots of newer advanced therapies. You could send me snaps/ other queries on follow up chat. Warm regards