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Hairloss due to ringworm?

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Dr. Cheryl Levin
Dermatology 16 years experience
Yes: Hair loss may occur secondary to ringworm. If treated early, it is usually temporary, but it can lead to scarring of the hair follicles and permanent damage.
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
Dermatology 37 years experience
Yes: You can lose hair due to "ringworm"/fungal infection. The medical term is tinea capitis if it occurs on your scalp, tinea corporis if it occurs on the body, tinea cruris if it occurs in the groin, and tinea pedis if it occurs on the the feet. Once the fungal infection is treated, the hair will return. Best to visit your doctor for further evaluation and fungal testing.

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