Hair Loss After Staph Infection

My son is living in Mexico and he was recently diagnosed with a staph infection on the scalp. He had bumps that looked like blood filled boils that would drain and leave bald patches. He was given dicloxacillin but the condition did not improve. He was referred to a specialist who switched the medication to Augmentin, plus an anti inflammatory medicine as well as a topical cream. The main concern for my son is the infection but he is also very concerned about the bald spots that he now has all over his scalp. Does the hair usually grow back once the infection is cured?

Thank you for your time.

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Many of these infections have a course as you outlined with your son and often the hair will grow back after all of the infection is gone. He must wait a full year to see if there is regrowth. If not, a hair transplant is an option worth considering (I don’t know enough about his hair loss history, age, etc, to say whether he’s even a candidate though).

Tags: hairloss, hair loss, infection, staph

4 thoughts on “Hair Loss After Staph Infection

  1. I had a pretty bad staph infection myself on my scalp.. The infection is completley healed but I too have a giant bald spot. Its been about a month since the staph was gone and I still don’t see any improvment. I’m hoping it begins to fill in soon though.. Sorry I couldnt be more help

  2. Same thing happened to me…I ignored it for years though. Levaquin got rid of it but dermatologist said I have scarring in my scalp too. My scalp still itches even though the staph is gone. The doctor wants to do a biopsy of my scalp to see if I have another issue going on but I’m afraid that will just be another bald spot. Any advice?

  3. U should go to the dr . U may have a staph infection ( which may seem to you to be acne, planters wart on feet etc. I had hives the. Unexplained scratches and bleeding my family thought I was picking) I wasn’t. I finally went to the dr and it was staph a month later I’m balding and I barely had any sores on my head

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