Scalp Infections

The biggest cause of hair damage and loss is directly linked to scalp infections. The good news is that scalp infections can be treated and hair damage and loss can be reversed and/or stopped.

The most common causes of scalp infections are derived from numerous pathogens or microorganisms like bacteria, fungus, virus or parasites. Bacteria and fungus are the most prevalent causes of infections, but their parasites cause their damage as well.

Demodex folliculorum, a parasite, can cause a hair infection if infestation in people that can lead to pattern baldness. This parasite causes itching on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other places. There are treatment options available and if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with dermatologist to see what treatment options best fit you and your needs.

Other Scalp Infections Include

• Sebhorreic dermatitis

• Piedra

• Folliculitis

There are numerous scalp infections as well as causes. If you suspect that you have a scalp infection seeing a doctor is important to ensure that the most appropriate effective treatment is being used. is a leading resource for scalp infections information. Search for a cosmetic dermatologist near you today!

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