How do I recognise a scalp infection?
Should you suspect that you have a scalp infection, look out for these signs: 18
- Clusters of small red bumps or white-headed pimples that develop around hair follicles.
- Pus-filled blisters that break open and crust over.
- Red and inflamed skin.
- Itchy or burning skin.
- Tenderness or pain.
- A large swollen bump or mass.
- Itchy, scaly, bald patches on the head.
- Stubborn, itchy dandruff.
- Lesions on your scalp.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you may have a bacterial or fungal infection on the scalp. Seek the advice of a doctor or pharmacist if your condition is widespread, if symptoms have worsened or haven’t improved after a few days.