Hair and Scalp Infections

Hair and Scalp Infections Treatments


Although hair and scalp appear strong, they are a sensitive part of our body and are prone to various infections. Fungus and bacteria can easily enter the hair follicles, thereby making the hair weak and causing infections in scalp. The bacteria and fungus can infect your scalp due to various reasons, the exact causes are still unknown, but the most common causes can be autoimmune disorders, other skin conditions and sometimes poor hygiene.

The most common symptoms of hair and scalp infections are redness, swelling, and itchiness in scalp and these can be diagnosed easily by the doctor by physical examination. However, there are many different types of infections that a person can get affected with, which require different diagnosis and treatment.

Types of Hair and Scalp Infections

There are many conditions that can infect your hair and scalp. The most common scalp conditions lead to hair loss and hair damage. Baldness, patchy scalp, dandruff, lices are some common scalp infections. Other scalp infections can occur because of skin conditions and can be much severe. Some common infections are:

Ringworm which produces ring like patterns on the scalp, accompanied by redness and itchiness. It commonly occurs in children.

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition which develops red, scaly, dry patches on the scalp.

Seborrheic Dermatitis is also an inflammatory skin condition which causes flaky patches on the scalp, which falls off as dandruff.

Scleroderma is a skin condition that makes the skin to become tight and hard because of body producing more collagen.

Diagnosis

As mentioned earlier, some infections can be diagnosed by simple medical examination, but other infections require more procedures to be diagnosed. The doctor might take your blood sample to check any hormonal problem or nutritional deficiency.

Hair and Scalp Infections Treatments

There are different treatments for scalp infections depending upon your diagnosis. Infections causing hair loss can be treated by prescription medicines or other hairfall treatments. If your scalp is getting infected because of nutritional deficiencies, a simple change in diet and some supplements can cure your infections. There are anti-fungal cream and ointments available to treat fungal infections such as ringworms and lice. There are other medicated shampoos as well.

But what hair treatment suits you the best can be determined only after a diagnosis. So, the first step is to consult a doctor. We, at Mayra, use advanced technologies, so that we can make a proper diagnosis and treat you with the best cure possible.

Scalp infections should never be taken lightly, because they can further spread to your body if not treated timely. So, book an appointment if you are facing the slightest of symptoms.

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