Do you get more itching, scratching and hair fall in the rains?

Trichologist Dr Shahid Shamsher tells us of the commonly seen scalp infections which cause more hair fall in this season.

Malassezia infections.

Also known fungal infections, these get worse with increasing humidity especially in people who have an oily scalp. The oiliness of the scalp allows the fungus to grow easily causing irritation and inflammation in the hair roots, thereby damaging them and causing them to fall off. The hair loss seen in these cases is more diffuse and widespread affecting mostly the top of the scalp and often resembles the male baldness.

Bacterial Folliculitis.

The most common cause of this is Staphylococcus bacteria. It causes inflammation of the hair follicles, leading to small pimple like eruptions on the scalp, which cause constant irritation and when scratched often break and discharge pus. It comes in two types- superficial and deep. Superficial folliculitis is often harmless, but deep folliculitis can cause much hair loss and baldness.

Dr Shahid Shamsher is a leading Trichologist certified from UK, Australia & India. Practicing since 27 years in the field of Trichology, even today he consults every patient personally himself rather than leave it to assistants. He can be reached on 080 42067474 / 75.

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