Some Not-to-Miss Scalp Infections Which Causes Hair Loss


Some Not-to-Miss Scalp Infections Which Causes Hair Loss

  • 27 May 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. The scalp can become infected if bacteria or fungi enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin. A number of infectious agents and infection-related conditions can result in hair loss. Some of the common infections are:


Ringworm is a fungal infection that can occur anywhere on the body. It can cause patches of hair loss if it develops on the scalp, and is known to doctors as “tinea capitis.” This infection can affect the nails too.

Ringworm usually begins as a small pimple on the scalp that gradually expands in size, leaving flaking patches of temporary baldness. The fungus gets into the hair fibers in the affected area and these hairs become fragile and break off easily, leaving a bald patch of skin.


Affected areas are often red, itchy and inflamed, with flaking patches that may sore and drip. The patches are usually redder around the outside with a more normal skin quality in the inside of the head. This creates the appearance of a ring, therefore the name, ringworm.


This infection occurs when the hair on the scalp and the body grow out of hair follicles. Bacteria can enter the skin through damaged hair follicles, causing an infection known as Folliculitis. Due to Folliculitis, a red ring is developed around each hair follicle that causes pain or itching.

People can get folliculitis on their scalp from:

  • plucking or shaving hair on the scalp
  • regularly touching the scalp
  • wearing tight hats or another headdress
  • having hot, moist skin for an extensive period of time


Piedra (Trichomycosis Nodularis) occurs when the hair fibers are infected by a fungus. The noticeable indicator of a piedra infection is the growth of hard nodules on hair fibers. The nodules are a concretion of hyphae and fruiting bodies of the fungus, called ascostroma, from which the fungal spores are released. The infection may affect body, genital areas and hairs of the scalp.

There are two basic types of Piedra, white piedra and black piedra, referring to the color of the nodules formed on the hair fiber. White piedra is due to Trichosporon beigelii and is found mostly in Europe and Southern parts of the USA while Black Piedra is due to the fungus Piedra iahortae and is mostly found in tropical countries.


This infection may cause dry scales on the scalp, swollen scalp and hair loss that result from extreme scratching or pulling the scales off.

Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata can cause hair fall, besides causing scalp itchiness and tingling. This can result in circular patches of baldness. It occurs when the immune system attacks healthy hair follicles.


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Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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