What are Common Causes of A Sore Scalp?
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For a majority of people the scalp is something they don't see so often gets ignored. There are several skin conditions that should not be looked over if your scalp is infected. Scalp infections......

For a majority of people the scalp is something they don't see so often gets ignored. There are several skin conditions that should not be looked over if your scalp is infected. Scalp infections can become very serious often leading to hair loss or significant amount of pain. Learn which common conditions are causing frustration to people in their daily lives.

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  • 1. What Can Cause A Sore Scalp?
  • 2. A sore scalp can be caused by different kinds of skin conditions • • • • • Folliculitis Psoriasis Ringworm Seborrheic Dermatitis Impetigo
  • 3. Scalp Folliculitis Folliculitis • • • • • Scalp folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicles of the scalp The cause of scalp folliculitis are bacteria, yeast, or mites Folliculitis can be contracted if they are cuts or scalps to the scalp, restrictive clothing, and being in a hot tub or swimming pool that is not treated with chlorine The signs of folliculitis are the appearance of red pustules at the base of the hair follicles Treatment for folliculitis is antifungal shampoo and if it is a severe case than antibiotics
  • 4. Scalp Psoriasis Psoriasis • • • • Psoriasis is a common skin condition in which reddish scaly patches can develop. The excessive amount of skin causes flaking like dandruff The cause of psoriasis is an disorder of the immune system where your body attacks healthy skin cells instead of fighting off viruses and bacteria. The body responds by producing more skin cells Psoriasis can feel very itchy but those that itch excessively may lose their hair Treatment for psoriasis is medical shampoo and topical ointments
  • 5. Ringworm Ringworm • • • • Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus not by an actual worm Ringworm is typically caught from one person to another through sharing personal items or through physical contract Symptoms of ringworm include the development of bald patches in the infected area. The patches are usually inflamed and scaly Ringworm can be treated with anti-fungal creams and shampoos
  • 6. Seborrheic Dermatitis Seborrheic Dermatitis • • • Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin condition in which the there is dandruff as well as inflammation. In cases where the conditions worsens there may also be a rash The cause of seborrheic dermatitis is linked with a yeast named Malassezia. It is not contagious at all. Treatments for seborrheic dermatitis are anti-fungal shampoo or topical creams
  • 7. Scalp Impetigo Impetigo • • • • Scalp impetigo is a bacteria infection. The two types of bacteria are called Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Symptoms of impetigo is the appearance of sores and blisters. The blisters are inflamed and can rupture letting out fluids Impetigo is highly contagious and can be caught easily through touch or sharing items To treat impetigo doctors prescribe topical antibotics and oral antibiotics as well.
  • 8. Seeking Treatment for A Sore Scalp If you feel like you may have any of the conditions outlined in this presentation it is important to speak with your doctor or dermatologist to have it diagnosed. A sore scalp can continue to cause pain and if left untreated may worsen leading to hair loss or permanent damage to your scalp.