How to treat scalp conditions that trigger hair loss
So let’s learn how to treat scalp conditions that trigger hair loss.
In this post we will analyze hair loss caused by a specific fungus.
Different infectious agents and conditions related to infection can trigger hair loss.
Let’s see some of the most common ones here.
There is a fungal infection called ringworm that can occur in different parts of the body.
If this occurs on the scalp, it can cause many patches of really bad looking hair loss.
Ringworm can affect nails too.
On the head it usually begins as a tiny pimple that progressively gets bigger, leaving patches of temporary baldness.
It does so by getting into the hair fibers and these hairs break off very easily afterwards.
Affected areas often itch and become red and inflamed.
There is a fungus called Microsporum audouinii which is a very common cause of ringworm.
Other fungi that may cause this disease include Trichophyton schoenleinii and Trichophyton megninii.
Ringworm is very contagious, and you can also get this fungus from pets and cats in particular are common carriers.
It can be passed from one person to the other by immediate skin-to-skin contact too.
You can also catch ringworm getting in contact with items used by people who have such a disease such as combs, shower surfaces and unwashed clothing.
Treatment for this type of hair loss
Cures for ringworm depend on the particular fungus which is involved.
Some types of infection will go away spontaneously and no further treatment is needed.
Most commonly, an anti-fungal called griseofulvin is used.
This is very effective against fungi in hair, but doesn’t work so good in treating yeast or bacterial infections.
Eliminate the fungus that triggers baldness
Griseofulvin binds with keratin, which is a key component of hair, skin, and nails, and prevents the fungus from infecting it.
Some fungi that cause ringworm show resistance to the drug, and in this case it may be needed higher doses and longer time of treatment.
As an alternative t this drug, there are product based on itraconazole, fluconazole and terbinafine, which can also work very fine against this fungus.