The inflammation and infection of the hair follicles is medically known as scalp Folliculitis. In this condition, small, white or yellowish pustules (which are less or more similar to acne) appears on the scalp.
Causes of Scalp Folliculitis
There are several factors which contribute in the development of scalp folliculitis but the leading factor is hair follicle infection caused by mites, yeast or bacteria. Some other causes include lack of proper hygiene, excessive sweating, exposure to harsh chemicals, excessive heat and humidity and excessive use of antibiotics etc. The individuals, who are suffering through poor immune system, diabetes, cancer or HIV, are more prone to get effected by this scalp disorder. Furthermore, some skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema also cause Scalp folliculitis.
Tips to Prevent Scalp Folliculitis
- The main reason of folliculitis is itchy and flaky scalp that can be prevented by taking healthy and well-balanced diet. By this way, you can minimize the risks of folliculitis.
- To keep your body free from all toxins, drink at least 10-12 glasses of water daily. It will also help in keeping the body well-hydrated.
- As it has been mentioned in above lines that some skin conditions cause scalp folliculitis, so you can reduce the risks of this scalp issue by consuming foods which help in improving the skin condition such as lettuce, spinach, and other leafy vegetables.
- Comb your hair thoroughly before going to bed. This is essential to improve the blood circulation of the scalp.
- Never share your personal belongings (such as towel, hair brush) with others.
- Maintain your personal hygiene, wash your comb occasionally and make sure to use only clean towels to dry your hair.