Got an itchy scalp, or flakes that just won’t go away? You may think you’re dealing with dandruff, but it could be something else entirely.

Dandruff – a scalp condition caused by a yeast-like fungus called Malassezia globosa – is what most people’s minds turn to when their head starts itching.

But it’s far from the only cause of flakes and itching on the scalp.

In fact, there are a number of more severe scalp conditions that could be the culprit, from better known conditions like seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis to rarer issues like tinea capitis and neurodematitis.

Read our articles to match up your symptoms and find out the best way to treat them.

Find out about the cause of seborrheic dermatitis as well as symptoms to look out for and treatment to help get rid of severe flakes.
Explore our tips and advice on scalp psoriasis from the causes and symptoms to how to get the treatment you need.
Dandruff isn’t the only condition that could leave your scalp dry, itchy, flaky or even lead to hair loss. Find out about other scalp conditions, their causes and symptoms.