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Answered 2014-07-03 18:14:35

An itchy scalp can be a symptom of a staph infection, and it also can be caused by other conditions, like folliculitis, hives, parasites (scabies), or a cyst. For example, folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles that present symptoms of red and itchy boils. Because a bump on the head can have so many causes, it should be looked at by a doctor for a proper diagnosis.

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