When you have an itchy scalp, it can be just about impossible to focus on anything else. The one thing that you want to do is to get rid of that itch! But how?
The first thing to find out is why your scalp is itching. There can be many different causes, and it can be an external environmental issue, a physical reaction to something you are ingesting, or acerbated by stress.
Many people will have dandruff, which is dry skin flakes that you can see in your hair and falling onto your clothes. Having dandruff can make you feel embarrassed, especially if you wear dark suits, jackets or blazers for work.
While you can try an over the counter dandruff shampoo to see if it helps reduce dandruff, quite often, you will need something more effective to treat the problem.
Dandruff is easy to spot and causes visible skin flakes on your scalp, which then sheds into your hair and can be very noticeable when you brush or comb your hair.
Many dandruff cases can be down to a reaction to some everyday hair care products, such as a drying shampoo, a conditioner with irritating ingredients, hair spray or gel residue that can irritate your scalp.
If you look closely at your scalp and see redness or a rash, this may be a condition called allergic contact dermatitis. This is a widespread condition among people who like to dye their hair. Ask your hairdresser or check your home hair dye kit to see if it contains an ingredient called para-phenylenediamine (PPD). This is a common skin irritant and is found in black or dark hair dyes.
You will need to change your hair dye brand, or if you don’t dye your hair, it will help to change your shampoo and conditioner or any other hair product that comes in contact with your scalp.
It may take a bit of experimenting to find the right shampoo, conditioner or hair product that doesn’t irritate your scalp, so be prepared to shop around and try different formulations to see how your scalp reacts.
To get relief from your contact dermatitis, you can use Betacap Scalp treatment. This product contains the active ingredient betamethasone valerate, which is a topical corticosteroid.
Betacap can treat many inflammatory scalp conditions and works to calm and reduce your overactive immune response causing the itching. It is very effective in soothing red, itchy and painful skin conditions on the scalp, as is seen with eczema and dermatitis.
Sometimes you can experience an allergic reaction to a shampoo, hair dye or other hair product that you have never tried before. There may be an ingredient in the hair product that your scalp reacts to quickly, resulting in itchy hives developing over your scalp and around your hairline.
Hives often form on the scalp and show up as itchy, raised red bumps rather than a flaky skin rash.
The allergic reaction can happen quickly, which can be scary, and often the hives can come and go within a few short hours. In some cases, the hives can come back, and if they persist for longer than six weeks, they are called chronic hives.
While hives often go away on their own, if they persist and linger on without subsiding, using a treatment such as Betacap Scalp can help to soothe your symptoms when you get an attack.
When Betacap Scalp is applied to the scalp, it acts inside the inflamed skin cells and dampens down the release of inflammatory substances in your skin. This reduces swelling, redness and soothes itching.
If you have children or work with them, it is pretty common for the whole family to pick up head lice which are often brought home from school. Head lice are tiny bugs that live in your hair and bite into your scalp to feed off your blood.
Head lice bites are a common cause of itching, and it is essential to get rid of them before you can get rid of your itchy scalp. You can buy a special comb and over the counter treatments to get rid of head lice and eggs.
Many people suffer a lasting allergic reaction and experience a lot of itching from head lice bites, so once the lice have been eradicated, it can help to treat your scalp with Betacap Scalp to soothe the inflammation and ease the itching.
Betacap Scalp is used to treat Seborrhoeic Dermatitis and scalp psoriasis. The product contains a corticosteroid called betamethasone valerate, which is used for reducing skin inflammation.
When your scalp becomes irritated and inflamed, Betacap Scalp works to block your skin cells from releasing more inflammatory substances and helps to soothe red, itchy and painful skin on your scalp.
Betacap Scalp is simple to use by applying a small amount of liquid to the inflamed area of the scalp. The treatment comes in a bottle with an application nozzle that you can apply directly to the area of your scalp that needs treating.
Leave the liquid to dry on your scalp, and do not wash off. Always apply Betacap Scalp to dry hair and use it sparingly, wiping away any excess that may run onto your face. Most people are advised to use this twice per day until symptoms subside. This can then be used once per day until symptoms have resolved.