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What is itchy scalp?

Itchy scalp is a common complaint. It is common often without any evidence of the cause of the itching, making it a distressing situation both for the clinician and the patient. It is classified into two types depending on the presence or absence of hair loss and with or without visible lesions.

What are its main associated signs and symptoms?

Itchy scalp is itself a symptom. It may be accompanied by other signs and symptoms such as:

  • Inflamed scalp
  • Dandruff
  • Presence of nits from lice
  • Patches of redness
  • Scaling
  • Pus or crusting

What are the main causes?

Itchy scalp is a symptom which can be caused by any of the following conditions:

  • Dermatologic, which arise from the skin like a fungal infection of the scalp, psoriasis, eczema and others
  • Head lice
  • Neuropathic, which can arise from the disorders of afferent nerve fibres
  • Systemic diseases, which affect the entire body like lupus
  • Psychogenic/psychosomatic, which is related to psychiatric and psychosomatic (physical illness that are caused or aggravated by psychiatric factor) diseases

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The acronym SCALLP is useful in the diagnosis of the underlying condition causing itchy scalp. It takes five steps for complete evaluation of the scalp. These steps are:

  • Listen: Listening carefully to the patient history
  • Look: Complete physical evaluation of the affected regions
  • Touch: Touching the scalp to feel its texture
  • Magnify: Observing the scalp under the microscope
  • Sample collection: In some cases, a tissue sample can be collected for examination under a microscope to confirm the diagnosis

Treatment of itchy scalp includes:

  • When it is due to chronic folliculitis or dry skin or acne, medications such as tetracycline (doxycycline, minocycline), PAR-2 antibodies or antagonists are used.
  • When it is due to psoriasis, or seborrheic dermatitis, then anti-histamines are used.
  • Antifungal medications will be recommended to treat ringworm of scalp.
  • Local steroids might be advised for eczema and psoriasis of the scalp.
  • In neuropathic itch, topical cannabinoid receptor agonists are used for treatment.
  • Head lice need topical permethrin containing shampoos or solutions that kill lice and their eggs. This would typically have a regimen of a few days to be followed.
  1. Medicines for Itchy Scalp
  2. Doctors for Itchy Scalp
Dr. Rohan Das

Dr. Rohan Das

बालों और बालों की त्वचा (स्कैल्प) का मेडिकल और कॉस्मेटिक अध्ययन

Dr. Ritesh Chawla

Dr. Ritesh Chawla

बालों और बालों की त्वचा (स्कैल्प) का मेडिकल और कॉस्मेटिक अध्ययन

Dr. Sanjeev Yadav

Dr. Sanjeev Yadav

बालों और बालों की त्वचा (स्कैल्प) का मेडिकल और कॉस्मेटिक अध्ययन

Medicines for Itchy Scalp

Medicines listed below are available for Itchy Scalp. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
DispredDispred 0.1% Eye Drop29.0
EmsoloneEmsolone 10 Mg Tablet21.0
KidpredKidpred Syrup25.0
MethpredMethpred 125 Mg Injection250.0
OmnacortilOmnacortil 10 Mg Tablet Dt9.0
Omnacortil ForteOmnacortil Forte 15 Mg Oral Suspension44.0
Prednisolone Acetate (Alcon Lab)Prednisolone Acetate 1% Drop66.0
Prednisolone Acetate (Aller)Prednisolone Acetate 10 Mg Suspension66.0
PredonePredone 1% Eye Drop29.0
Sol U PredSol U Pred 1 Gm Injection1042.0
WysoloneWysolone 10 Mg Tablet Dt14.0
ActicortActicort 10 Mg Tablet9.0
AdredAdred 20 Mg Tablet27.0
Apred(Acron)Apred 5 Mg Tablet4.0
ApredApred Drops35.0
AquapredAquapred 1% Eye Drops40.0
DefsoneDefsone 30 Mg Tablet299.0
DelsoneDelsone 10 Mg Tablet9.0
ElpredElpred Forte 15 Mg Syrup75.0
EmosolinEmosolin 5 Mg Tablet9.0
GopredGopred 1% Eye Drops37.0
Immupress D30Immupress D30 Tablet180.0
Immupress D6Immupress D6 Tablet40.0
KazipredKazipred Eye Drops36.0
LancepredLancepred 40 Mg Tablet24.0
MednisolMednisol 1 Gm Injection1131.0
MonocortilMonocortil 10 Mg Tablet6.0
Mpa(Chn)Mpa 80 Mg Injection82.0
MpssMpss 1 Gm Injection942.0
NisoloneNisolone 10 Mg Tablet9.0
NoloneNolone 16 Mg Tablet90.0
NucortNucort 0.5 Mg Drop11.0
Pcort (Pharmtak)Pcort 10 Mg Tablet7.0
PcortPcort Eye Drops10.0
P D NP D N Drop17.0
PednisolPednisol 10 Mg Tablet7.0
P LoneP Lone 1% W/V Eye Drop16.0
Pred AcetatePred Acetate Drop66.0
PredcipPredcip 5 Mg Tablet5.0
PreddiPreddi 5 Mg Tablet3.0
Pred FortePred Forte 1% W/V Eye Drop35.0
PredicortPredicort 10 Mg Tablet9.0
PredlyPredly 1% Eye Drop26.0
PrednijPrednij 5 Mg Tablet4.0
Prednij FortePrednij Forte 10 Mg Tablet8.0
PredninPrednin 1% Eye Drops40.0
Prednin APrednin A 1% Eye Drops16.0
PrednisafePrednisafe 1% Eye Drops28.0
Prednisolone Forte (Allergen)Prednisolone Forte Drops98.0
PredniwaPredniwa 1% Eye Drops29.0
PrednolonePrednolone 5 Mg Tablet6.0
PredsPreds 1% Drops19.0
PredsolPredsol 10 Mg Eye Drops35.0
PrendicarePrendicare 16 Mg Tablet116.0
PresolonPresolon 1% Drop10.0
RaycortRaycort 1%W/V Eye Drops66.0
RenisolRenisol 1% Drops8.0
SancortSancort 10 Mg Tablet8.0
SanpredSanpred 1% Eye Drops32.0
SiopredSiopred 1% Drops35.0
SodipredSodipred 1000 Mg Injection880.0
SolonSolon 10 Mg Tablet66.0
SolumarkSolumark 1000 Mg Injection1271.0
XtrapredXtrapred 0.25% Drops17.0
ZenpredZenpred 1 Gm Injection895.0
AnesolinAnesolin 30 Mg Injection60.0
CerucleanCeruclean Drop29.0
Engatt PEngatt P Eye Drops62.0
M PredM Pred 4 Mg Tablet45.0
PrecortPrecort 5 Mg Tablet85.0
PredinsolnePredinsolne Drops93.0
Prednisolone OpthoPrednisolone Optho Suspension43.0
AtiketAtiket Soap65.0
Canzol (Monichem)Canzol (Monichem) 2% W/W Cream98.0
DandelDandel 2%W/V Lotion128.0
DanketDanket 2% Shampoo240.0
DenonDenon 1% Shampoo180.0
EcoketEcoket 2% Lotion66.0
FungiketFungiket 2% Cream60.0
IycoticIycotic 2% Cream85.0
K2 ZoleK2 Zole 1%W/V Solution140.0
KatwalkKatwalk Powder66.0
KenzKenz 2% Lotion170.0
Ketafung 2% LotionKetafung 2% Lotion179.0
KetarKetar Scalp Solution123.0
KeticonKeticon 2% Cream45.0
Keto (Med Manor)Keto 2% Cream90.0
KetopanKetopan Cream80.0
KetopzKetopz Antifungal Powder58.0
KetorilKetoril 200 Mg Tablet99.01
KetostarKetostar 0.50% Eye Drop40.0
Ketovate (Bal)Ketovate 200 Mg Tablet250.0
KetozKetoz Soap61.0
KetralKetral 1%W/V Scalp Solution210.0
KetzolKetzol 2% Shampoo79.0
KevonKevon 2% Lotion210.0
Kevon ZipKevon Zip Hair Conditioner215.0
KitralKitral 2% W/V Shampoo162.0
KonazKonaz 2% Cream72.0
Kz (Hegdehegde)Kz Cream165.0
LogidrufLogidruf Lotion250.0
Monokit (Ampra)Monokit (Ampra) Cream51.0
NizoralNizoral 1%W/V Shampoo110.0
NizralNizral 2% Solution251.0
NodanNodan 2% Shampoo93.0
NovaleNovale 2% Soap159.0
NuketNuket 2% Shampoo74.0
OconaOcona 2% Soap62.0
Ocona CtOcona Ct 2% Solution120.0
PhytoralPhytoral 2% Ointment88.0
ProtekProtek 100 Gm Soap120.0
SolukenSoluken Lotion111.0
Tarry ShineTarry Shine Lotion230.0
TopdanTopdan 2% Solution125.0
TriatopTriatop 2%W/V Shampoo229.0
V DrufV Druf 2%W/V Lotion163.0
Cotar KCotar K 1% Lotion145.0
Czar (Omega Remedies)Czar (Omega Remedies) 2% Cream40.0
Dand CareDand Care Shampoo98.0
DanduraDandura Shampoo110.0
DanfreeDanfree 1% Shampoo78.0
DenzyDenzy Lotion125.0
ExizolExizol 2% Shampoo296.0
ForforaForfora 2% Cream139.0
JoynecaJoyneca 2% W/W Soap125.0
K2K2 Solution97.0
KenozoleKenozole 2% Cream130.0
Ketoco ShampooKetoco Shampoo 2% W/V143.0
KetodayKetoday Shampoo125.0
KetoflyKetofly 200 Mg Tablet41.67
Keto GoldKeto Gold Soap152.0
KetolKetol 2% W/V Shampoo66.0
Keto PlusKeto Plus Soap69.0
KetotarKetotar 2% Lotion150.0
KetotopKetotop Cream75.0
KetozapKetozap Gel72.0
KetziKetzi 2% W/W Cream99.0
KliniqueKlinique 1% W/V Shampoo199.0
KurazolKurazol Shampoo180.0
MesoketzMesoketz Cream100.0
MyketMyket Cream129.0
NozalNozal 2% Cream43.0
Nuket (Lancer Pharma)Nuket Solution74.0
RandruffRandruff 2%W/V Shampoo72.0
Salisia KtSalisia Kt 2% Shampoo197.0
SeboketSeboket 2% Lotion62.0
Senee TvSenee Tv Lotion140.0
TektarTektar Shampoo144.0
GenticynGenticyn 10 Mg Injection45.0
AcucortAcucort 100 Mg Injection43.05
Cort SCort S 100 Mg Injection36.0
FmpFmp Tablet55.38
HisoneHisone 10 Mg Tablet77.24
HydrolinHydrolin 100 Mg Injection41.32
Lycortin SLycortin S Injection43.5
PrimacortPrimacort 100 Mg Injection36.36
Solu CortSolu Cort 1000 Mg Injection756.25
SuccicortSuccicort 100 Mg Injection59.0
TroycortTroycort 100 Mg Injection40.9
AlcortAlcort 100 Mg Injection28.5
Biosone(Biochem)Biosone 100 Mg Injection18.75
CortisumCortisum 100 Mg Injection26.25
EfcorlinEfcorlin 0.02%/0.025% Nasal Drops25.0
H CortH Cort 100 Mg Injection38.47
HycortHycort 100 Mg Injection43.05
Hydrocort(Phc)Hydrocort 100 Mg Injection26.87
HydrocortisoneHydrocortisone Sodium 100 Mg Injection38.8
LabocortLabocort 100 Mg Injection28.0
MulticortMulticort 100 Mg Injection21.25
NiticortNiticort 100 Mg Injection42.5
Pilcort HPilcort H 100 Mg Injection52.25
UltracortUltracort 100 Mg Injection57.46
UnicortUnicort 100 Mg Injection15.95
CortgeeCortgee 100 Mg Injection20.0
CortilupCortilup 100 Mg Injection48.0
CortipenCortipen Injection23.75
DexelexDexelex 100 Mg Injection600.0
EntofoamEntofoam 2 Gm Inhaler536.5
Hydrocort(Cip)Hydrocort Injection20.81
Hys 100Hys 100 1 Gm Injection43.06
IcortIcort Tablet34.2
IntacorlinIntacorlin 100 Mg Injection37.5
StecortStecort 1 Gm Injection26.25
WosoneWosone 100 Mg Injection18.75
WycortWycort 25 Mg Injection46.02
FungicideFungicide 200 Mg Tablet306.0
KezolKezol 200 Mg Tablet108.06
LirotekLirotek Tablet109.0
TriketTriket Tablet150.0
ExketExket 200 Mg Tablet135.0
FreekFreek 150 Mg Tablet9.9
HyphoralHyphoral 200 Mg Tablet240.0
HyporalHyporal 200 Mg Tablet199.0
KanazoleKanazole Infusion70.0
KetoKeto 200 Mg Tablet58.75
KetocipKetocip 1% W/V Shampoo199.0
KetofordKetoford 200 Mg Tablet158.0
KetozoleKetozole 200 Mg Tablet155.0
KkzoleKkzole 12.5% Soap65.12
Kz (Aigis)Kz 200 Tablet163.62
CaldobCaldob 500 Mg Capsule120.0
CortimycinCortimycin Ointment60.0
CutisoftCutisoft 1% W/W Cream75.0
DaktacortDaktacort Gel53.68
DrocortDrocort Cream64.76
EldercoidEldercoid 0.1% Lotion42.0
HysoftHysoft 0.12% Cream92.61
LocoidLocoid 0.1% Lotion36.0
LocortLocort 1% Cream49.0
LycorLycor 1% Cream88.5
TendroneTendrone 0.5% Cream104.0
AtokidzAtokidz Lotion88.57
CutispotCutispot Cream180.0
DelsterDelster 1% Cream66.0
EfficortEfficort 0.127% W/W Cream160.0
Locoid LippoLocoid Lippo Cream43.0
Urea HcUrea Hc Cream46.47
4 Quin Pd4 Quin Pd 0.5% W/V/1% W/V Eye Drop76.92
Apdrops PdApdrops Pd 0.5% W/V/1% W/V Eye Drop26.0
CombaceCombace 0.5%/1% Eye Drops12.91
Mo 4 PdMo 4 Pd Ear Drop90.0
MoxipredMoxipred Eye Drops14.57
Moxigram PMoxigram P Eye Drop13.65
Occumox POccumox P Eye Drop19.75
AnomexAnomex Suppository54.0
CorectCorect Suppository66.0
PileumPileum Suppository60.0
Aquapred OAquapred O 0.3%/1% Eye Drops45.91
ExopredExopred 0.3%/1% Eye Drop46.8
Ofelder PaOfelder Pa 0.3%/1% Drops18.17
Oflo POflo P 3 Mg/10 Mg Eye Drops11.18
Ofray POfray P 0.3%/1% Eye Drops49.0
OmepredOmepred 0.3%/1% Eye Drops12.9
OploneOplone 0.3%/1% Eye Drops42.2
PredfaxPredfax 0.3%/1% Eye Drops10.36
Preds OPreds O 0.3%/1% Eye Drops42.0
ZypredZypred 0.3%/1% Eye Drop15.0
OcepredOcepred Eye Drop13.36
Tretcee HqTretcee Hq Cream89.0
Lomela LiteLomela Lite Cream75.0
NolasmaNolasma Cream90.47
Belmycetine CBelmycetine C Ointment46.51
Chlorocol HChlorocol H Ointment70.0
Cortison OptichlorCortison Optichlor 10 Mg/5 Mg Ointment62.0
Renicol HRenicol H 1%/0.5% Eye Ointment0.0
Cd (Hicare)Cd Eye Ointment59.0
ChlorocortChlorocort Ointment61.01
ChloronixChloronix Eye Ointment57.15
Corti KemicetineCorti Kemicetine Ointment21.4
HcolHcol Eye Ointment39.93
ZemoistZemoist Eye Drops73.65
Biosone CBiosone C Ointment50.0
Cecort (Optica)Cecort Ointment45.0
Retichlor HRetichlor H Ointment60.0
ClinhairClinhair 2%/1% Shampoo125.62
DanclearDanclear 1%/2% Gel214.16
DandropDandrop 2%/1% Lotion228.57
SeborenSeboren 2%/1% Shampoo97.0
CutiglosCutiglos Shampoo149.31
Dandruff PlusDandruff Plus Soap18.93
HighgrowHighgrow Shampoo129.37
KetokemKetokem Shampoo150.0
CortecyclineCortecycline Eye Ointment9.4
TerracortTerracort Eye/Ear Drops29.62
CortigenCortigen Eye Drops53.43
Genticyn HcGenticyn Hc Eye Drop17.93
Cosalic KCosalic K Solution275.0
Novale CtNovale Ct 4% W/V/2% W/V Lotion216.0
Smuth SuspensionSmuth Suspension65.15
Crotorax HcCrotorax Hc Cream43.4
DancureDancure 1%/2% Shampoo70.0
Triben AdTriben Ad Lotion216.0
CatarnilCatarnil Drops25.25
Fucidin HFucidin H 1%/2% Cream156.5
Fuseal HFuseal H 2%W/W/1%W/W Ointment118.0
Fuson HFuson H 1%W/W/2%W/W Cream50.0
Gatiquin PGatiquin P 0.3% W/V/1% W/V Eye Drop94.0
PredzyPredzy 3 Mg/10 Mg Eye Drops60.0
Gatsun PGatsun P 0.3%/1% Drops12.84
Siogat PSiogat P 0.3%/1% Eye Drops55.53
Zengat PZengat P Eye Drops13.1
Z PredZ Pred 0.3%/1% Eye Drops51.25
Gate PdGate Pd 3 Mg/10 Mg Eye Drops25.9
Gate P PGate P P 3 Mg/10 Mg Eye Drops28.35
KeralinKeralin Ointment70.0
KetamideKetamide Soap70.0
SarotSarot 0.5%/2% Lotion195.0
BiokezBiokez Ad Lotion170.0
Klinique ActiveKlinique Active Lotion185.0
KetonateKetonate 0.03%/22% Cream36.5
Mlobe PdMlobe Pd Eye Drop90.0
OrecureOrecure Ear Drops59.7
P.ColP.Col Drops25.0
PerfocynPerfocyn Ear Drop13.03
Ossilex AcOssilex Ac Drops21.87
Hairmax ForteHairmax Forte Solution584.0
ADEL Actaea Spicata DilutionActaea Spicata Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg Actaea Spicata DilutionActaea Spicata Dilution 1 M155.0
Klinique PlusKlinique Plus Shampoo199.5

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