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Fungus Scalp Infections
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 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
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
After fungus infection and red scalp hair should grow up again? Thanks for your help, you're awesome
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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