Scalp Folliculitis

Scalp Folliculitis refers to an infection of scalp hair follicle. The infection can be caused either by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. In any case the inflamed hair follicle presents as a small red bump around the hair root. Scalp Folliculitis is not a chronic or life threatening condition. However, once the red pimple like bump turns into hard crust it can lead to severe discomfort and embarrassment. People also complain of pain and itching at the site of inflammation. Superficial Scalp Folliculitis affects only the upper part whereas the deep Scalp Folliculitis causes inflammation goes deeper in the hair follicles. Severe cases of Scalp Folliculitis can lead to hair loss and scarring of the hair follicles. This article explains the symptoms, causes and treatment option for Scalp Folliculitis.
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