Category Archives for Scalp Conditions

Is Shingles on the Scalp Contagious?

how long does shingles on head last?

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection which causes painful blisters to form on the skin. It’s more likely to affect adults than children but can occur at any point in an adult’s life. It’s caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It’s the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles can appear anywhere on the body, though it’s more […]

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Medical Causes of Hives on the Scalp (and How to Reduce Swelling)

how long does hives last?

According to Harvard Medical School, up to 20% of us will develop hives at some point in our lives. There are many medical causes of hives on the scalp, so it’s vital to determine the underlying reason(s) for the problem. Hives (urticaria) is a skin condition that can arise on your head (or body) at […]

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How to Get Rid of Yeast (Candida) on Scalp

How to Get Rid of Yeast on the scalp

Yeast can show up anywhere on your body that is prone to moisture. Some of the most common places are the feet, nails, and the scalp. The type of yeast that grows on the scalp and causes infection is called Candida. There are different types of candida. But, an infection of the scalp caused by […]

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Bacterial Infections of the Scalp (That You Need to Know Today)

How does bacteria affect the scalp?

A bacterial infection on the scalp can cause many problems. It can lead to everything from itching and irritation to redness and swelling. Some common issues include infected hair follicles and impetigo. It is one of the most common forms of scalp infections, along with fungal and viral. The more you know about the different […]

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What Causes Infected Hair Follicles on the Scalp?

what does Folliculitis look like?

This condition is known medically as folliculitis. It occurs when the hair follicles become inflamed. But, what causes infected hair follicles on the scalp? Well, it can be caused by either bacteria or fungus. Either problem can lead to an infection that needs to be dealt with quickly. Damaged hair follicles can cause more problems […]

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