Scalp Inflammation Hair Loss: Causes and Treatments
By Tamim Hamid Posted on 11/24/2022

Scalp Inflammation Hair Loss: Causes and Treatments

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Why settle for good results when you can achieve fantastic results? What other tools should you arm yourself with for male pattern baldness and hair thinning on top of your laser hair growth helmet? Let’s examine this question more closely.

What is Scalp Inflammation?

Scalp inflammation, also known as scalp dermatitis or scalp eczema, is a condition characterized by inflammation of the scalp skin. It is associated with scalp itchiness, redness, and sometimes flaking or scaling.

While not all causes of scalp inflammation can cause hair loss, some can still lead to hair shedding. The hair loss on the scalp may become permanent if left untreated.

A Look at Your Skin and Scalp

All mammals, including humans, have sebaceous glands on their skin. These secrete an oily type of viscous matter called sebum. Although this may not sound very appealing, sebum is essential for lubricating and waterproofing our skin. The waterproofing bit is essential for our furry companions. We have the advantage of umbrellas to protect us from the rain after all. However, it still helps to understand this in the context of laser hair therapy.

Did you know that the Chinese were the first to coat parasols with wax to deter rain? Sebum works the same way. It works as a protective, waterproof coating on your skin. It is particularly plentiful in our faces and scalps.

Causes of Scalp Inflammation and Hair Loss

The term “scalp inflammation” is never really associated with a positive outcome. After all, who wants to be inflamed? So let’s take a look at what causes scalp inflammation and how that impacts hair loss.

Several factors can trigger inflammation, and an overproduction of sebum is one of them. This can occur if you have a hormone imbalance. Sebum clogs your pores as it oozes out, leading to pimples on your face if you’re in your youth or scalp inflammation if you’re older. This is why teenagers get acne and mid-aged people go bald.

Other scalp inflammation-causing conditions include seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, scalp ringworm, seborrhea, eczema, scarring alopecia, and a rare, genetically passed on disease known as frontal fibrosing alopecia. You can potentially slow this type of temporary hair loss or permanent hair loss with certain medications, at-home treatments, and laser hair therapy. However, we need more clinical studies and research to fully test their efficacy.

Additionally, a fungal infection is also clinically proven to cause inflammatory responses. Unfortunately, it often resides between the epidermis and dermis junctions of the scalp, primarily affecting the hair root. Yes, you read this right. Fungus– the same kind that can spread in your toenails as athlete’s foot and can be caught with simple human contact. In fact, most people have scalp fungus and don’t know it.

If you’ve just reached for your mirror, please put it back because you can’t see fungus with the visible eye. You can only see its unfortunate consequences, which are dandruff, scaly patches, and an itchy scalp. What you can do, however, is eradicate the invasive species. In the case of nails, we look to an OTC medication (a compound called tolnaftate). In the case of hair, you are prescribed a synthetic antifungal medication in shampoo form. The three most effective ones belong to the azole family and consist of climbazole, ketoconazole, and miconazole.

How to prevent and treat scalp inflammation?

Since scalp inflammation is caused by various factors such as dermatitis, psoriasis, fungal infections, and allergic reactions, here are ways to prevent and treat scalp inflammation.

Maintain good hygiene

Wash your hair regularly with a gentle shampoo to keep your scalp clean and free from dirt and excess oil. Avoid using harsh shampoos or products that contain irritating chemicals.

Avoid triggers

Identify any potential triggers that might cause inflammation, such as hair products, hair dyes, or styling chemicals. Avoid these triggers and switch to hypoallergenic or natural products.

Protect your scalp from the sun

Exposure to the sun can exacerbate scalp inflammation. If you'll be spending time outdoors, wear a hat or use sunscreen specifically formulated for the scalp.

Manage stress

You must practice stress-reducing techniques such as meditation, yoga, or regular exercise since chronic stress can contribute to inflammation.

Avoid scratching

Scratching the inflamed scalp can worsen the condition and lead to infection. If you feel the urge to scratch, apply a cold compress or use an anti-itch cream instead.

Use medicated shampoos

Depending upon the underlying cause of inflammation, you may use medicated shampoos containing ingredients like coal tar, salicylic acid, ketoconazole, or zinc pyrithione.

Consider dietary changes

Some inflammatory skin conditions may be influenced by diet. Changes in diet could help manage inflammation.

Stay hydrated

Drinking enough water also helps maintain skin health and can contribute to reducing inflammation.

What this Means for You

To summarize, any scalp inflammation, regardless of its causes, exacerbates female or male pattern hair loss and damages hair follicles. This is where using your laser hair growth caps/helmets comes in since laser hair therapy has been proven to decrease inflammation and restore each individual hair follicle for maximum hair regrowth. To fight off and treat scalp inflammation and increase the efficiency of your laser hair loss treatment sessions, it is thus crucial to incorporate a shampoo regimen that addresses all inflammation and fungus issues properly when purchasing the Theradome LH80 PRO.

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Can scalp inflammation cause hair loss?

Yes, scalp inflammation can potentially lead to hair loss since it can disrupt the normal hair growth cycle and contribute to hair loss in several ways:

  • It can damage hair follicles which are responsible for producing new hair strands.
  • It can disrupt the natural cycle of hair growth, causing more hair to enter the telogen phase and fewer hair follicles to produce new hairs (anagen phase).
  • Severe and prolonged inflammation can lead to a condition known as cicatricial or scarring alopecia which involves the destruction of hair follicles. It replaces scar tissue which can result in permanent hair loss in affected areas.
  • Inflammation can also lead to telogen effluvium and diffuse hair thinning, and an overall reduction in hair volume.


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