My son continuously itches his hair and head especially when he sweats. He has no lice and no dandruff. What might be causing it?

Possible Fungus. Of the 5 common causes for itchy scalp (Seborrhea (dandruf), Psoriasis (inflammation), Fungus (ring worm), Head Lice, and Allergy), Fungal seems most likely. Try using an Anti-fungal shampoo or scalp cream. The pharmacist should be able to point out one that is safe for your son's age. Follow the directions on the shampoo. If this does not help, you should have his scalp examined. Hope this helps!

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What does it mean when your head itches and you don't have lice/dry scalp or dandruff?

Itch. Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause this so i recommend switching to a hypoallergenic product if you haven't already. Also stress can sometime result in somatic symptoms such as itchiness, see your doctor soon to find the cause and get relief. Read more...

I've been noticing dandruff in my hair with some itching can it possibly be lice?

Itching can be lice. It is sometimes to see lice but they lay eggs at the hairline & they are visable as white pearl like blebs the size of a pin head. Hair grows about 1/2 inch/mo so distance away from the hair base tells you how long they have been there.If only dandruff & no nits you could be dealing with a scalp fungus. Read more...

Hairline/hair is thining. Scalp itches and has dandruff. Palms of hands sweat, itch, and peel. Is it related? What is this?

Hair thinning. Hair thinning and abnormal sweating is seen in cases of hyperthyroidism(overactive thyroid). Your physician or an endocrinologist can evaluate you for this. Scalp itch may also be related but your beautician can also advise you about dandruff treatment and your hair care. Read more...