The human body is fragile and needs a lot of care, cleanliness, timely nourishment, and pampering to be healthy and functional. As we grow old and busy, sometimes we eliminate the cleanliness factor from our consciousness, and the germs grow and invade our bodies, causing multiple infections. Infections are usually not considered to be of great concern, and people notice them only when they spread and affect more than just one part of the body. Different infections have different types of downsides and symptoms; sometimes, it could root up as high fever, sometimes it can come as fatigue, and sometimes it might cause tremendous hair loss. 




As mentioned above, Infection usually starts with a mild effect on one area. As it spreads, the visibility becomes more prominent, and the impact and influence on overall health shows. Luckily, our body has ways of dealing with and attacking the infection, but it all depends on one's immunity. If you have a solid system to fight against the bacteria. In case of a weak immune system, you are in for a much more intense ride. 


Since infections affect the total body system, several specific conditions can cause hair loss and itchiness on the scalp. Here are a few of them for your information. 



Piedra: Piedra, also known as trichomycosis nodularis, is a condition that results from a fungal infection of the hair strands. The growth of hard nodules on hair strands is the most apparent sign when an individual is infected with piedra. Infection with piedra can cause hair loss on the scalp. When severe, the fungus weakens the hair fiber, making it easier for the hair to fall out. 

Ringworms: Ringworms are a typical infection that spreads widely while having a more visible look. It could be seen prominently in many different areas of the body. If it happens on the scalp, it can lead to patches of hair loss and is called "tinea capitis" by doctors. Ringworm usually starts on the scalp as a small pimple that gets bigger over time, leaving behind scaly patches of temporary baldness. The fungus gets into the hair fibers in the affected area, making them weak and easy to break off. It leaves a patch of skin without hair. Ringworms are usually itchy and cause a lot of discomfort on the scalp. 

Folliculitis: This type of condition appears in bacterial and nonbacterial forms too. Folliculitis means that the hair follicles are inflamed. It looks like acne because it has little red rings around the opening of a hair follicle. In the early stages of folliculitis, the hair fiber may still be there, but as it worsens, it diminishes. In extreme cases, the bacteria cause permanent damage to the hair leaving bald patches behind. 

Seborrheic Dermatitis: Seborrheic Dermatitis is primarily a skin inflammatory condition, but if it spreads on the scalp, it can create some uncomfortable itching and hair loss. This type of bacteria usually comes in due to some prevailing conditions and could show in the form of red patches, oily and scaly body patches, and so on. Seborrheic Dermatitis could be unpleasant to touch and look at; it is best to consult a dermatologist as soon as possible in case you notice a symptom.

General Fungal Infection: Other than these severe conditions, sometimes general bacteria and fungus can find their home on your scalp and cause problems with intense hair fall. The fungus only finds its place in your hair when you become careless and neglectful and further causes very harsh effects. The best way to deal with it is to maintain a perfect level of cleanliness in the hair by cleaning it promptly. 


Hair is as fragile as the human body, and anything that attacks your body attacks your hair ten times more. Be careful with your cleaning process and use the right products to keep fungus, oil, and other harmful elements off your scalp. If you have faced any permanent hair loss because of infections, you can take help from doctors or micro stranding experts for artificial treatments; your hair is essential; take care of it. 



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