Can staph infection make your hair fall out?
Also asked, can infections cause hair loss?
A number of infections and illnesses can lead to hair loss. An infection that causes a high fever, a fungal skin infection, and bacterial infections like syphilis can all be responsible for balding or thinning hair. Treating the underlying infection can restore hair growth and prevent future hair loss.
Correspondingly, what diseases can make your hair fall out?
Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include: thyroid disease. alopecia areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles) scalp infections like ringworm.
Hair loss can also be due to medications used to treat:
- high blood pressure.
- heart problems.
Fungal infections, allergic reactions to hair products, and inflamed hair follicles can cause the scalp to itch and also damage hair follicles, leading to hair loss. In these cases, scratching the scalp may cause damage, but the underlying cause of the hair loss does not relate to the itchiness.