Fungal Hair Loss

Fungal Hair Loss

Updated at Jul 8, 2022
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There are different types of hair loss. If you have patchy hair loss, for instance, you might not be getting enough nutrients. Moreover, if you experience an itchy scalp and hair loss along with redness on your scalp, you may have a fungus on your scalp. Fungal hair loss is often encountered in children, but it could also be the cause of sudden hair loss in men and women in their adulthood. A weak immune system, scalp traumas, or bacterial infections are generally the reasons for fungal hair loss. Because a skin fungus can not cure on its own, a fungal condition of the scalp must be treated medically.

Additionally, scalp fungus is extremely infectious. As a result, it is possible to accidentally infect relatives or friends with the fungus. Skin fungus develops in the warm, moist environment of the scalp and relies on the tiny skin flakes that exist there.

How to Treat Fungal Hair Loss

The dermatologist will collect a skin and hair sample after taking the patient's medical history. A culture is created in the laboratory-based on these samples to determine which fungus is causing the illness. Certain home remedies, such as apple cider vinegar, turmeric, or garlic can be used to treat fungal hair loss. However, using home treatments alone will not be adequate to successfully and sustainably combat the fungus. In most situations, antifungal antimycotics are given by the doctor after being sure that there is a fungal infection. Antimycotics are often orally administered medications that kill the fungus on scalp. Treatments for fungal infections typically last at least three months until full healing occurs. Without complete healing, the fungal infection will repeat itself.

Will My Hair Grow Back?

The good news is that scalp fungal infections only result in temporary hair loss. Hair growth will usually be restored once a fungal infection has been treated. If they do not, there might be other underlying issues that were triggered by the fungus infection, such as hereditary hair loss. A hair transplant might be the answer to filling up the remaining bald patches.

However, the primary requirement for such a procedure is that the skin fungus is totally treated and that a trained hair specialist believes it would be beneficial.

If you are dealing with any kind of hair loss and want to learn about the treatment methods, you could consult the medical staff at Asmed. Moreover, if your hair loss is permanent and you want to restore the hair growth, surgeons at Asmed will be more than happy to assist you. For any kind of questions and concerns, reach out to us, and we will guide you happily!

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