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Fungus infection on scalp what can I do to stop hair loss.

Fungus infection on scalp what can I do to stop hair loss.

Treat the infection: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, . ..). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Hi, this is srikanth. I have a problem. On scalp few dry spots exist they are itching. I think it is some type of fungus infection. What I have to do?

Hi, this is srikanth. I have a problem. On scalp few dry spots exist they are itching. I think it is some type of fungus infection. What I have to do?

Scalp rash: Rashes are tough to diagnose over the computer if not impossible. You need to get the official diagnosis with a clinical exam and then the appropriate treatment would follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After fungus infection and red scalp hair should grow up again? Thanks for your help, you're awesome

After fungus infection and red scalp hair should grow up again? Thanks for your help, you're awesome

Yes: After a fungal infection of the scalp has been successfully treated the hair should definitely regrow unless another issue was involved. ...Read more

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What to eat for scalp fungal infection? Fungus irritate me speacially after eating anything except whole wheat. .

What to eat for scalp fungal infection? Fungus irritate me speacially after eating anything except whole wheat. .

Scalp issue: Scalp fungal infections are rare, you may not have the right diagnosis, and it has nothing to do with your food intake, wheat or not. You need to have a proper diagnosis, see a dermatologist for advice. ...Read more

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I have a smelly scalp and I been told that I have a fungas infection or overactive sweat glands on my scalp. Would any selsun blue shampoo help me?

Need prescription rx: If you have fungal infection in the scalp it needs to be checked and treated with prescription meds and shampoo may also help. I may be a good idea to consult a dermatologist to make a correct diagnosis and proper treatment plan. ...Read more

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How to treat fungus infection?

How to treat fungus infection?

Family practice: It depends where the fungal infection is. Is it between your toes. Use cream jock itch also. Toenail need rx see your dr if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat fungus nail infections?

Is there any way to treat fungus nail infections?

Medication and laser: There are a number of ways to get rid of toenail fungus. You can take oral antifungal drugs, use a medicated nail polish or get treated with a laser that's specific for destroying nail fungus. Each treatment has its risks and benefits. Consult your dermatologist to determine the most appropriate treatment for you. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a fungus infection on the face dangerous?

How dangerous is a fungus infection on the face dangerous?

It is not dangerous.: If you have no immune defiicency condn. It is not dangerous, but face is a cosmetic area, and the scratching and the secondary bacterial infection can happen with staphylococcus like org. Causing pustules, spread to other areas is possible with contaminated fingers of fungal elements- to scalp, other areas of skin, it is better you get it treated by your doctor. See your pcp to r/o other rash typ. ...Read more

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Itchy calluos from fungus infection. How to alleviate the itch?

Itchy calluos from fungus infection. How to alleviate the itch?

Medication: There are over the counter medications in the drug store to relieve itch. Some of these are hydrocortisone, caladryl, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Cool compresses and oat meal baths also help to decrease skin itching. ...Read more

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What should I do to cure a fungus infection causes by diabetes?

What should I do to cure a fungus infection causes by diabetes?

Diabetes control: The main thing usually is to get the diabetes under excellent control. Most fungal infections will clear on their own if blood sugar is normal. Beyond that, it depends on the kind of fungus and where the infection is located. For example, vaginal fungal infections are very different and require different treatment than skin, mouth, or internal infections. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can a hair sample/culture determine whether or not you have scalp fungus?

Can a hair sample/culture determine whether or not you have scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus: A culture is costly and unnecessary. It is possible to do a microscopic prep to visualize fungal structures. However, a competent doc can usually recognize fungal lesions. ...Read more

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What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Which strong medicine can I use for fungus infection on my skin because I ve tried several bt ve failed?

Which strong medicine can I use for fungus infection on my skin because I ve tried several bt ve failed?

Fungal Infection: If topical medications have failed it may be time to take an oral medication. Please see a doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

My sister has bad dandruff or a scalp fungus. If she uses my comb or curling irons can I catch it? Dander gets all over where she sits.

Fungus is infectious: All private cleansing and grooming are for private use only everything else is risky people who shred should be aware and due their best not expect anybody to tolerate bad manners You should always your after using the toilet and also groom your self when in public If you own a dog or cat hair and smell is expected but when you come to someone bathing and grooming is courtesy ...Read more

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Should I wear gloves when helping someone with their hair, that I strongly suspect has scalp fungus? Can you catch it from hugging someone who has it

No unless you are: Immunocompromised. Washing the hand after treating the hair and touching/ hugging some one cleanse the hand and skin. If there is open wound then there is different story. ...Read more

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I have a fungus in. My scalp?

Ok: Fungus in the scalp/hair is hard to treat. If not treated, it can often cause bald patches, etc. See a dr. And get treated. Sometimes medications may be needed by mouth to treat it most effectively. ...Read more

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How can you cure scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus: Scalp fungus is called tinea capitis. The fungus should be cultured for identification. It can be treated with an oral antifungal agent by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I treat the fungus infection?

How do I treat the fungus infection?

Fungal spores: Do not wash out in the laundry or are killed by the heat of the drier, and they live for 30 days, so any treatment needs to last for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence. Even then, people who seem to be prone to fungal infections tend to keep getting reinfected. Skin fungi can be treated by topicals; nail fungus need oral medication. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more