Itching is a common sign of dandruff. But when it’s accompanied by small pimples or bumps on the scalp, it could be a sign of otherconditions. Here’s what to look out for.
If you’re suffering from dandruff, you are likely to experience itching – in fact it’s often an early warning sign before flakes startto appear.
The itching associated with dandruff is the result of an irritated scalp however and, as you scratch, there is a possibility that you can damage the scalp further, causing pimples or bumps to appear.
But there are a number of other conditions which can cause pimples or bumps, so it’s best to rule out dandruff by looking for other symptomstoo:
- white flakeson your scalp and in your hair
- a dry, tight feelingon the scalp
You can also rule it out by using an anti-dandruff shampoo to see if it gets rid of the problem before considering ifit could be something else.
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If after a few weeks of regular use your symptoms haven’t improved then it could be something other than dandruff.
What if it’s not dandruff?
There are a whole host of conditions from folliculitis and seborrhoeic dermatitis, through to hives and lice, which could cause pimples or bumps on the scalp.
So if you’re sure it’s not dandruff it’s a good idea to visit your doctor or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and getthe symptoms under control.
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