Why a head can itch and when such sensations indicate serious violations, said dermatovenerologist Karina Pankiv.
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Causes of itching of the head
Often the cause of the sensation of itching is improper care. Often people convincingly do not want to wash their hair as it gets dirty, because they want to "teach their hair not to get dirty so quickly" in this way, but this is a myth!
Or people use on an ongoing basis too soft shampoos that do not cleanse the scalp enough. Others, on the contrary, can overdry it with the constant use of aggressive shampoos.
Hair should be washed as it becomes dirty – this will preserve the health of the scalp / Photo: Unsplash
Stress is accompanied by the release of substance P, which causes a sensation of itching and pain. Therefore, constant lack of sleep, stress, fears or severe fatigue can cause problems with the scalp and cause unbearable itching of the head.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
In this case, the diagnosis will not be inconvenience, therefore, that the patient understands what exactly the skin has responded to – new hair dye, shampoo, conditioner, fixative and the like).
This problem can also occur in people who like to use unconventional hair care products: mustard, onion juice, red pepper tincture, which is rubbed to stimulate hair growth.
Use only the tools that suit you / Photo: Unsplash
The active phase of hair loss with nesting type of alopecia and some scar types is often accompanied by itching.
In the case of cicatricial type of alopecia, it is important not to miss this moment and start treatment on time.
Here you should choose good medical care and special means, then there will not be any discomfort.
Do not wear tight hairstyles / Photo: Unsplash
Red scalp syndrom
This is a condition that is accompanied by itching and redness of the scalp and can be considered rosacea of the scalp with appropriate treatment.