I have an itchy scalp which I frequently scratch and I've noticed a small round patch of missing hair at the back of my head where I scratch a lot is this normal?
Thank you for your question.
It is unclear from your question how long you have been having this issue with itchy scalp and related hair loss to the area. In some incidents, it can be like the chicken & egg scenario, as in which came first, the itching or the hair loss.
Most people develop an itchy scalp area at some point. This can be down to products you may be using on your hair which may be irritating your scalp. Initially you may want to try to try and change your hair cleansing products to a milder brand, or perfume free, to see if this will reduce the irritation.
In your case the issue may have been made worse by regular scratching of the area, and therefore contributing to the area being more agitated with the scratching motion, and therefore during the healing process on the scalp it may feel itchier.
This can create a constant inability for the area to fully repair itself. With regular friction to a specific area on the scalp, hair loss may then be the result.
Initially it may be suggested to try and stop this cycle by applying some practical pointers.
We have included a link below which you may find useful for further reading. This may highlight any other symptoms that you may find you are also experiencing. As discussed, constant on going issues should be discussed with your GP.
Hair loss - NHS
We hope this has been of some help to you.
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