An infection of the scalp occurs when an infectious element caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites attacks the skin located on the head. This infection does not happen on the skin covering the face. Infections of the scalp are very frequent and do not usually pose a significant danger to health since the infection is often superficial. Chronic illnesses can occur on the scalp as well. Amongst others they lead to itching, burning and even hair loss.
Just like any part of the skin, the scalp can get inflamed as well. The infections of the scalp can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or even parasites. Some chronic diseases such as lupus can also show in an inflammation of the scalp. It is important to note that lack of hygiene is certainly a risk factor for a scalp infection, but not every scalp infection is caused by lack of hygiene.
Itching and burning of the scalp, scales, blisters or secretion and redness are the main symptoms of head inflammations. There are cases of hair loss, which can be irreversible, but doesn’t need to be. It depends on the level of damage to the hair root.
The treatment depends on the cause of the infection. Different shampoos, lotions or hair tonics can be used. Sometimes medication becomes necessary. There are medicines for hair loss and in the worst case transplantation of hair is also possible by means of surgery. The cause that triggered the loss of hair can be treated in certain cases. Nutritional deficiencies can be corrected with dietary changes or supplements. Hormone and autoimmune disorders can be treated with medications. In case of celiac disease, avoiding gluten in the diet can improve the condition. For some infections such as lice and ringworm, medicated washes and ointments can treat these infections. Medicated shampoos can treat cradle cap and seborrheic eczema. However, there is no cure for scleroderma or Ito syndrome. Some medications can just alleviate the symptoms.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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