How to Treat Itchy Scalp Bumps

How to Treat Itchy Scalp Bumps

Suffering from horrible, red itchy scalp bumps? You’re not alone. If you are looking for good treatments to handle the irritation you have come to the right place.

Our guide below includes some of the best products to help you treat your itchy scalp.

Scalp bumps are a surprisingly common problem that occur for both men and women. As dead skin cells, product build-up and oil accumulate on the scalp, they serve as food for bacteria that can turn into acne.


So what are the different types of scalp bumps and how can you treat them?


Ringworm, medically referred to as tinia capitis, is a scalp infection caused by a tiny fungus called tinea. The signs and symptoms of ringworm include scalp itching, scaling, scalp bumps and patchy areas of hair loss. This scalp condition is more common in children, although adults can be affected too. It can be easily spread from person to person by sharing personal items such as combs, brushes and towels and from contact with infected animals including household pets. A doctor can often make the diagnosis by simply looking at the scalp. If the diagnosis is in question, they may take a sample and send it to the lab to look for the characteristic tinea fungus.

The Treatment: Doctors usually treat ringworm with anti-fungal medications. They may also suggest using a medicated shampoo that contains 2.5 percent selenium sulfide.

To prevent ringworm, shampoo hair and scalp regularly, practice regular hand washing and don’t share combs, brushes or personal items with other people. Look for products which prevent future scaling too.  PHYTO PHYTOPOLLEINE BOTANICAL SCALP TREATMENT is a top selling scalp treatment related to these symptoms.  You can get PHYTO PHYTOPOLLEINE BOTANICAL SCALP TREATMENT here:


When hair follicles on the scalp become inflamed, it leads to a condition called scalp folliculitis. Folliculitis isn’t unique to the scalp, it can also affect the body, especially in areas that are irritated by tight clothing or traumatized by shaving. Typically, folliculitis causes red scalp bumps that are tender or itchy. The bumps may be filled with a clear or yellow fluid.

This skin and scalp condition is caused by bacteria or fungus. When it involves the scalp, it’s more common in people who don’t wash their hair regularly and those who wear tight hats or constrictive head wear. It’s also more common in the summer when the air is hot and humid. Another special type of folliculitis caused by a bacteria called pseudomonas comes from soaking or swimming in poorly maintained pools, hot tubs or whirlpools.

Folliculitis of the scalp may respond to topical antibiotic treatment, although some of the bacteria that cause it have become resistant to antibiotic ointments available at the drugstore. Shampooing every other day with a mild shampoo that contains tea tree oil may help as tea tree oil has natural antibacterial properties. In cases that don’t improve with tea tree oil, an anti-fungal shampoo may ease symptoms. Its worth looking into products that contain benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, and the following products help to care for and hydrate the hair follicle:

The Treatment: For persistent symptoms of the above, this may require an anti-fungal cream prescribed by a doctor.  For a quick fix coconut oil is a natural remedy that is often used from many scalp related ailments.

Phyto Phytocyane shampoo is derived from coconut oil and is one of our most popular products related to scalp treatment. Phyto Phytocyane shampoo, get it Here. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis (Most Common Scalp Issue)

Seborrheic Dermatitis often referred to as Seborrheic is one of the most common scalp conditions.  Seborrheic appears on the body where there are lots of oil producing glands like the scalp, upper back, and sometimes nose.

The exact cause of Seborrheic is unknown.  People of any age can develop Seborrheic including infants, although it most commonly affects adults.

The Treatment:  Treating Seborrheic Dermatitis early and aggressively is recommended to avoid complications such as hair loss.  For symptoms occurring on the scalp area, top selling shampoo to help with these symptoms is PHYTO PHYTOCYANE REVITALISING SHAMPOO which can be found Here.

For symptoms that are occurring on the body, it’s important to reduce the amount of sebum and oils that have built up on the skin.  Here are two of our top selling products for this treatment which can be found below, L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER SOAP & COR SOAP.

Treatment for scalp bumps

Regularly using dry shampoo instead of washing your hair won’t help, you’re just masking the oil and possibly clogging pores. For additional options on products to help prevent and treat scalp bumps, we suggest trying one or more of these products.

  1. Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo 8.5 oz.
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    Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Shampoo 8.5 oz.

    This gentle cleansing and clarifying shampoo helps to eliminate build-up and soothe irritated scalps.

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  2. Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox (Free Gift with Purchase of $40 or more)
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    Grow Gorgeous Scalp Detox (Free Gift with Purchase of $40 or more)

    Utilizing plant-based actives and nourishing ingredients, the unique, cooling formula combines natural Castor Oil Beads, White Willow Bark extract and Pomegranate Fruit Enzymes to gently exfoliate the scalp, providing a deep, intensive clean that eliminates clogging impurities, product build up, dry skin and dandruff.

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  3. Phyto Phytobaume Volume Express Conditioner 5.1 oz
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    Phyto Phytobaume Volume Express Conditioner 5.1 oz

    A daily lightweight conditioner that leaves hair soft, voluminous and static-free. This express conditioner provides weightless moisture to create touchable body and lasting volume. Gleditsia extract adds density, radiance and life to hair while red algae extract injects optimal hydration levels into the hair shaft for long-lasting volume.

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  4. Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (8oz)
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    Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt (8oz)

    This scalp scrub is designed to effectively relieve itching without irritating sensitive skin. Consider applying once a week instead of your usual shampoo as a more intensive treatment for itchy scalps.

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  5. Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Tonic (2.5 oz.)
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    Philip Kingsley Flaky Itchy Scalp Tonic (2.5 oz.)

    Don’t put up with an annoying, problem scalp any longer; instead, choose the Philip Kingsley Scalp Tonic as your fast-acting solution. It will soothe the surface of your scalp, delivering a relieving hit of anti-flake and anti-microbe formula.

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  6. Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil 4.22 oz
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    Phyto Phytoplage Protective Sun Veil 4.22 oz

    Scalps that are irritated and suffer bumps need to stay protected as well as remaining cool. This spray protects the scalp and hair with its UV filter, ideal for natural, unchanged hair. The photo-protective agent obtained from the Sunflower blossom effectively completes hair fiber protection.

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