There are number of reasons for hair fall among men and women alike. Scalp infections happen to be one of them. Further, there are many types of scalp infections that cause hair loss to different extent in different parts of the body.
How scalp problems aggravate Hair Loss
There are number of reasons for hair fall among men and women alike. Scalp infections happen to be one of them. Further, there are many types of scalp infections that cause hair loss to different extent in different parts of the body. Here, we are discussing some of them.
Tinea capitis is also known as ringworm of the scalp. It is a type of infection that causes skin to peel off and there are blisters and rashes all over the scalp of the head. Caused by the fungi called dermatophytes, it ends up being one of the chief reasons for hair loss, even in teens.
Ringworm is a fungus that spreads fast and effects harshly. Medicines like miconazole and clotrimazole, which do not require any prescription can fight the infection caused by it. It is strongly advised to consult doctor in case these medicines are not bringing about a positive change.
Sebhorreic dermatitis makes skin very susceptible to fungi infections. Pityrosporon ovale is one such fungus that infects the scalp resulting in dandruff and hair loss.
Folliculitis is the inflammation, formation of white pimples and blisters around hair follicles. Oil, bacteria or some virus can cause these pimples to occur. Staph bacteria in particular is said to trigger this inflammation. This type of infection should treated as soon as its symptoms are seen for otherwise it might damage hair follicles and result in scarring of scalp.
Peidra is also a fungal infection, which results in formation of hardened nodules. It might occur as black peidra or white peidra and can also co-exist with bacterial infection. This type of infection may occur on scalp, armpits and even groin. It weakens the hair shaft.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious scalp infection where there is
an occurrence of red lesions covered with scale. Scalp psoriasis is typified by
white patches of very red skinned scalp. It is accompanied by lot of itch and
There are many antibiotics and drugs available in the market to fight these infections. A person suffering from such infections must consult a doctor and take prescribed precautions and medications to save himself an embarrassment of a baldhead.