6. Scalp Psoriasis
People with psoriasis can have flare-ups on their scalp. When a flare-up occurs, reddish patches and flaking appear on the scalp. Itching can be mild or intense.
Prolonged sun exposure can lead to sunburn on the scalp even if it is full of hair. Sunburn, especially when it is healing, can cause intense itching.
8. Poor Hygiene
An accumulation of dirt, oil, and sweat can cause an itchy scalp.
9. Phantom Scalp Itch
Scalp Dysesthesia, known as burning scalp syndrome or phantom scalp itch, is often associated with cervical spine disease. There is no visible rash or flaking. Phantom scalp itch involves burning, stinging, and itching sensations on or under the scalp.
10. Skin Cancer
Skin cancer, particularly squamous cell carcinoma can also develop on the scalp. This type of skin cancer develops on the skin usually exposed to the sun.
Hives is a skin condition where red or skin-colored bumps that resemble bug bites appear on your skin, including the scalp. They are itchy and are triggered by a variety of factors including food, medications, sun exposure, and blood transfusion.
12. Scalp Folliculitis
Small red bumps or white-headed pustules resembling pimples form around the tiny pockets where the hair grows. It’s caused by either a bacterial or fungal infection.
13. Weak or faulty immune system
When the immune system is not working properly, it causes the body to either fail in protecting the body or attack its own cells. Lichen Planopilaris, Alopecia Areata, Lupus, and Lymphoma are conditions concerning the immune system and can cause an itchy scalp.
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