Fighting through the tasks of a normal day whilst battling a particularly severe flare-up of dry, itchy scalp symptoms can be challenging. It’s next to impossible to focus on anything of significance when your scalp feels like one big mosquito bite.
Itching, irritation, and flaking skin are signals that your body uses to tell you that your scalp is way too dry. But those symptoms don’t tell you anything about the underlying cause. Today, we’re going to take a look at some potential causes of your itchy, dry scalp. While we can’t diagnose your condition (only your doctor can do that), we can hopefully provide you with some insight into what may be causing this incredibly common ailment.
Have you dyed your hair, switched to a new brand of products, or used a new shampoo recently? If so, the itchiness that you’re experiencing may be nothing more than the aftermath of an allergic reaction, or contact dermatitis.
Symptoms of contact dermatitis are typically restricted to the exposed area and can include redness, burning, dryness, and blisters. Solving this problem is a matter of zeroing in on the product that you are allergic to. You can do so by phasing out one hair product at a time and self-monitoring your symptoms. As for the rash, that should clear up in about a week or two, providing you don’t spend all day scratching it.