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How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Skin scraping: A scraping can typicaly be done in your doctors office and examined under a microscope. For difficult cases sometimes a small biopsy can be taken and sent to a pathologist for staining and more close examination. Scalp fungi (or involving any hair) can typically require medicine by mouth (not shampoos, lotions, etc) to clear up completely.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Scrape n look: Microscopic look at scalp skin scrapings will show fungus or lack there of. Because the appearance is fairly classic, a dermatologist may treated without scraping it.

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