Itchy scalp in children is a common condition and can be something medical to something simple. Determining the severity of the itchy scalp will assist you in determining if it is something to be concerned about.

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Common Causes

Common causes of itchy scalp in children are dandruff, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. If these are the culprit, than each have their own remedy usually without a prescription required.

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Lice

If you suspect that lice is the cause of your child's itchy scalp than a visual inspection is required. Lice are very small parasites that will cause extreme itching, and they need to be removed with a chemical-based solution purchased over the counter.

  • Itchy scalp in children is a common condition and can be something medical to something simple.
  • If you suspect that lice is the cause of your child's itchy scalp than a visual inspection is required.
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Allergic Reaction

If you have changed shampoos or other hair products recently, your child's itchy scalp may be caused by an allergic reaction to the new product.

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Uncleanliness

Uncleanliness of the scalp is the most common reason for itchy scalp in children, also known as seborrheic dermatitis. This condition is a build up on the scalp of the oil naturally produced in the skin. Seborrheic dermatitis can be reduced by using a medicated shampoo to reduce the production of the oil.

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Potential Disease

If the child's itchy scalp persists and she also has a fever, you should seek medical attention to test your child for chickenpox or other communicable diseases. Chickenpox will affect the scalp and eventually cover the entire body.