New Delhi: Do you often scratch your head? Well, itchy scalp is one of the common conditions that we face and it is a sign of poor hygiene or skin problems. Though it is a known fact that dandruff causes chronic itchy scalp, but there are also other common causes for it.
Here are a few common causes of chronic itchy scalp:
Excessive sweating can cause itching of the scalp, if you do not wash your hair regularly. It not only leads to dandruff but also increases the risk of infection.
Both bacterial or fungal infections can also lead to chronic itchy scalp. While folliculitis is a bacterial infection that causes itching and discomfort, lichen place is a fungal infection that causes dead, flaky skin cells. So, one should consult a doctor immediately to know the exact cause of infection and get treated.
We all know that head lice causes itchy scalp, but if it is not treated then it can lead to the chronic itchy scalp. Head lice are parasites which feed on dead skin cells and can be treated with medicated shampoos and natural remedies.
It is a skin condition that causes the dry, scaly and itchy scalp and often ignored thinking as dandruff. So, do not ignore the chronic itchy scalp and consult a dermatologist to treat it.