What are symptoms and best available treatment options for head scalp folliculitis.
Scalp Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles, it can affect any part of human body that has hair. But same as demodicosis, folliculitis is most common on the face and scalp.
Scalp Folliculitis is caused by bacteria and /or fungus. The infection can start from Shaving or wearing clothes that rub the skin causing irritation of the hair follicles.If hair follicles are blocked with sweat or irritated with clothes, they are more likely to become infected. Use of antibiotics or steroid creams for long time can cause folliculitis as well.
Folliculitis looks like red pimples with pus in them. The pimples may itch and burn, when opened, pimples drain pus, blood, or both. If left without treatment, scalp and beard folliculitis can go from mild to sever form causing secondary infection and hair loss. Medicated shampoo is used to treat folliculitis.