The scalp is the key to great hair.

When your scalp is irritated, inflamed, dry, or itchy, you just don’t feel that great about your hair. When it comes to irritated scalp bumps and treatments to put an end to them, there are some easy solutions to get your scalp health back on track. Your first step:

Find the root cause

For most people, scalp irritation will show signs as dryness, itchiness, or slight discomfort or pain. When bumps or redness appear, it is usually a sign of something more serious. If your scalp has raised, red bumps that are painful, you should consult your doctor for the best advice on how to go about taking care of the issue. There are some problems with the scalp that require treatment from a dermatologist so make sure you take care of any scalp issues ASAP instead of hoping they will go way on their own.  Here are a few causes of red painful bumps on the scalp and ways to treat the problem.


This is a painful infection of the scalp caused by fungus. It requires medical attention and will not go away if left untreated. While this is more common in children, adults are still vulnerable to ringworm. Since this is a contagious and fast-spreading fungus, it is important to treat it immediately. A doctor will prescribe a medicated shampoo as well as anti-fungal topical solutions to kill the fungus and provide relief.


This condition happens when hair follicles become infected and inflamed. The bumps are red and itchy and have the ability to affect other parts of the body besides the scalp. Folliculitis is usually caused by bacteria or fungus that accumulates on the follicles due to a lack of proper hygiene. For this condition, many people find relief from the red, itchy bumps by washing with a mild shampoo every other day. Using tea tree oil shampoo is a trusted remedy as it acts as an antibacterial solution for cleansing the scalp. Consult a doctor for a stronger topical remedy to get rid of the red bumps if your case feels extreme.


A common problem of the scalp, this condition will leave the scalp with bumps and itchiness along the hairline. It can cause flaky patches that are hard to hide and embarrassing for most people. Psoriasis is caused by many different factors such as a weakened immune system, the flu, a skin infection, or stress. The best way to treat this condition is with salicylic acid, retinoids, corticosteroids, and other topical creams intended to moisturize and encourage healthy cell turnover needed to provide relief. Try a balancing conditioner with African Black soap for a soothing difference, too.

To sum it up

When it comes to your scalp there are many reasons for issues to come up. The key to a healthy scalp is paying attention and reacting to problems as soon as possible.

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