Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

‘I Have a Foul Smelling Scalp and Hair Loss’

HairlossANSWERS - Click to Submit Your Query to Our Hair Loss Experts

Smelly head and hair lossName: Casundra

Question: I have been dealing with some major hair loss as well as having a very foul scalp odour. My hair has come out in different areas of my head and my scalp is so sensitive from where the irritation is that it has left scar tissue which is becoming very embarrassing. If you can help me to understand what’s going on I would for one be very grateful.

Answer: Hi, Casundra. There are a few reasons why the scalp can have an unpleasant odour, such as bacterial or fungal infection, or excessive sweating.

If this is causing irritation to the point where you believe you may have scarring hair loss you will need to see a dermatologist. Any underlying skin condition needs to be treated before any hair loss treatment can proceed.

However, it is important to be aware that no hair loss treatment can regrow hair in scarred areas as the scarring indicates that the follicles have been destroyed. When hair follicles are damaged to the point where they scar over this is known as scarring alopecia or cicatricial alopecia. This hair loss condition cannot be treated although in some instances, where the bald areas are not too extensive and there is a healthy donor area, a hair transplant may be considered. This is very much decided on a case-by-case basis though so would be down to the individual surgeon as to whether they feel it would be possible or not.

The Belgravia CentreThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.

Related Stories

Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

30 Mar

P-3074 Topical Finasteride Male Pattern Hair Loss Treatment Trial

A global trial that will look into a new application method for one of the most commonly-used hair loss drugs is now recruiting volunteers to take part. The study been announced by Swiss pharmaceutical company Polichem, and the randomised, double-blind Phase 3 trial is hoping to enlist an impressive 450 volunteers who will be involved […]

Read full article »
29 Mar

Success Story Alert! New Male Hair Loss Treatment Entry

A new entry has just been added to Belgravia’s Male Hair Loss Treatment Success Stories gallery. This happy patient has seen improvement in the areas affected by his hereditary hair loss condition. Find out what he had to say and see his regrowth results close up, or find out more about treating Male Pattern Baldness by clicking the buttons […]

Read full article »
29 Mar

‘Does Lack of Extra Hair Thinning Mean Minoxidil Is Not Working?’

Name: Sarah Question: Hi. I’ve been using minoxidil 5% foam for 3 weeks. What I want to know is – it says you can experience more hair loss to begin with and that it’s a positive sign. I am not experiencing more than normal amount of shedding. Does this mean that this won’t work for me? Thank […]

Read full article »