Head lice are found in the hair, near the scalp. They can cause it to scratch the scalp. Head lice spread through contact hair to hair. You can detect lice by combing your hair over a white surface. You can treat yourself with non-prescription drugs.
Here you will find advice on what you can do if you have hair or scalp problems.
Every strand of hair on the skin is stuck in a hair follicle. The hair follicles can become inflamed if you shave, especially when the skin is warm and moist. Inflammation is usually found on the arms, legs, abdomen, back, chest or shoulders. Most often you can treat hair follicle inflammation yourself.
The skin in the scalp is constantly renewed, as is the skin in general. The old outer skin cells come off as small, usually invisible, dry white scales. It is only when the amount of skin flakes increases and they become visible that it is called dandruff.
Milk dermatitis can occur in the scalp and elsewhere on the body where there are many sebaceous glands, such as on the face and chest. The skin turns red and scales, and can itch. Milk eczema usually goes away by itself.
Some fungal species can cause infections on the body and scalp. The infection causes rashes and itching on the skin, so-called ringworm, or scaly patches on the scalp. The infection occurs through body contact from person to person or from pets to humans. The infection is uncommon, but sometimes epidemics can occur in, for example, preschools.