Infections that can cause Hair Loss!

Hair loss – The causes and the effects

Infection has been identified to be the right cause for hair loss in a bulk of the Indian population who suffer from loss of hair. We tend to be highly at risk because of the fact, that scalp infections have become very common in the recent past. Scalp infections can take place from a number of factors and can seriously affect the process of hair loss. Medical experts suggest that, you need to keep your scalp very clean, on a regular basis in order to avoid scalp infection. Keeping your scalp clean is not a very difficult process and regular shampooing of hair is useful. Besides, for females, it is better to tie up your hair while going out as hair let loose can easily catch up dust from the environment. Dust and dirt are major factors, which can contribute towards scalp infections. At the same time, fungal and bacterial infections are also common amongst Indian males and females. However, in spite of taking a regular hair care, it has been noticed that, most of us suffer from excessive loss of hair which might sometimes lead towards baldness. Persons suffering from permanent baldness can think about fruitful hair transplantation solutions which can bring in successful outcomes in the long run.

Infections which might cause loss of hair  

As discussed, certain common infections can occur repeatedly, which have been acknowledged to be major factors leading to hair loss. Some of the most common infections have been discussed below in order to give the readers a basic idea on safety measures.


Inflammation of the hair follicles happens to be a major factor which can contribute to the hair loss. With the progress of inflammation scalp itching becomes a common observation. Combing of your hair might cause even greater hair fall, and the condition is known to be persistent. An increase in the cases of folliculitis has been noticed in a majority of urban hubs across the country.

Non-infectious folliculitis is however commonly caused by greases and oils. Bacterial infections can also aggravate folliculitis. Bacteria causing infection is known as Staphylococcus aureus. Such bacteria can originate from chlorinated water as well. Typically, during the initial stages, medical experts suggest anti biotic such as myristicin and bacitracin. Oral antibiotics such as erythromycin are also used for serious.


This is primarily a fungal infection, which might affect any body part. Ringworm is famous for triggering patchy baldness, which can directly lead to hairloss. Ringworms initially form to be a small pimple, which expands gradually to form patchy baldness.  The area with the patches is usually red, itchy and inflamed; some kind of bubbly discharge can also occur during this phase. Fungal infection inside the follicles is infected and can cause the hair to easily break. Ringworm infection is contagious and can come from pets and is caused by  Fungus Microsporum gypsum.  Basically soil based ringworms can be formed while using combs and towels of others.


Trichophyton violaceum.

Microsporum audovinii and Trichophyton tonsurans are the most common causes of ringworm. These kinds of infections are mostly common in Latin American countries as well as European destinations.  Such infections get wiped away naturally although you need to take a proper hair care regime on a regular basis.


Trichomycosis nedularis ( Piedra) commonly occurs from fungal infections. Such infections trigger the formation of hard nodules inside a hair fiber. Known as ascostrama these are points which are responsible for the progress of the fungal infections. Colored in either black or white, Piedra is a dangerously contagious infection of the scalp. Simultaneously, such infection can also affect hairs in the genital portions. Doctors suggest that shaving of hair is required in the affected area and use of anti-fungal ingredients such as ketoconazole, happens to be effective.

Demodex follicolorum

Demodex follicolorum is a dangerous infection which affects the scalp and trigger loss of hair. Demodex has been identified as a living organism which can grow on human skin. Feeding on oils and dead skin it is spread through skin contact in humans. Such type of fungi can cause extremely itchy scalp.


Scalp infections can slow hair growth largely and happen to be major causes for loss of hair. Infections on the scalp make the hair weak, and vulnerable. Broken and damaged hair resulting from infection can easily fall leading to baldness. In case you experience severe symptoms, please visit a medical expert in the vicinity in order to solve the problem.

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