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Why are my eyebrows itchy?

Why are my eyebrows itchy

Having itchy eyebrows is undoubtedly uncomfortable and somewhat unusual, but most of the time, it isn’t a cause of any serious concern. The most common conditions that lead to itchy eyebrows usually go away with time or are easily controlled by simple treatments or small lifestyle changes.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition caused by an autoimmune imbalance and generally manifests as thick, red patches of skin with silvery scales or flakes that can sometimes be itchy or irritated. While psoriasis can show up all over the body, it can also cause a tell-tale rash on the following body areas: 

  • Eyebrows
  • Forehead
  • Hairline
  • The skin between the upper lip and nose.

Psoriasis can come and go at different ages because of the following conditions. 

  • Stress
  • Diet
  • Medications
  • Skin injury
  • Infection

The best way to treat or manage this severe skin condition is to try a careful skincare regimen, avoiding triggers and medication.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis on the eyebrows is a common reason for itchy eyebrows. Seborrheic dermatitis is another skin condition that causes red, patchy, scaly, and itchy rashes on the skin. Besides itching, other symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis include:

  • Burning
  • Patches of white or yellow skin that appears flaky or crusty
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Greasy skin

Contact Dermatitis

Though often confused with allergic reactions, contact dermatitis is a form of eczema that appears when the skin comes into contact with something irritating. Metals commonly cause contact dermatitis in jewelry, harsh chemicals in skincare products, fragrances, and some foods.

Contact dermatitis is characterized by inflamed, dry, flaky, and itchy skin. These same symptoms can also show up on the eyebrows, leading to itchy eyebrows if the area comes into contact with eyebrow piercings, body wash, shampoo, or other irritating triggers.

Eyebrow Cosmetic Services

Beauty treatments like plucking, waxing, and threading the eyebrows can easily irritate the skin around the eyebrows and cause itching, redness, inflammation, and bumps. While these symptoms usually go away after a few hours or days, they can persist if the skin is extra sensitive or the product is too harsh. Avoid or change eyebrow cosmetic services to prevent future itching.

Dandruff

Eyebrow dandruff is another cause of itchy eyebrows. Dandruff’s main symptoms are white flakes accumulating in the hair and eyebrows and lots of itching. The exact cause of dandruff can vary from person to person, but the most common causes are:

  • Too much or not enough shampooing
  • Malassezia yeast
  • Overactive oil glands

Stop the Itching

While none of these causes of itchy eyebrows are particularly severe all on their own, they can get worse if left untreated. This is especially true for children with extra sensitive young skin and can’t control their scratching.

Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is designed to fight back against the symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis on the eyebrows without being too harsh on children’s skin. Try Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash to curb eyebrow itching in adults and children.

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