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How can I treat ringworm on the scalp?

How can I treat ringworm on the scalp?

See a doctor: In scalp ringworm the fungus is growing inside the hair follicles, so topical medications are usually ineffective. An oral prescription medication is required in most cases. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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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How can I treat ringworm in my infants scalp?

How can I treat ringworm in my infants scalp?

Time for visit: Scalp ringworm needs to be verified and if present, treated with long term prescription oral medication. Local antifungal lotions cannot penetrate deeply enough into the scalp to kill the germ located in the hair root under the skin. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get ringworm on the scalp? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get ringworm on the scalp? Is he right?

Ringworm: Ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis) is a unique infection, and often will not respond to topical anitfungals. A course of an oral antifungal agent is recommended -- see your doctor! ...Read more

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How to get treated for a ringworm of the scalp?

How to get treated for a ringworm of the scalp?

Need prescription!: Ringworm of the scalp is more difficult to treat than ringworm on the body. Once ringworm is on the scalp or in a hairline, oral prescription antifungals are required. This is necessary because the fungus recedes into the hair follicle thus topicals cannot reach to treat. Most oral antifungals work better when taken with a meal, esp fatty foods. Antifungal shampoos can help stop it from spreading. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's anything that can naturally treat ringworm of the scalp?

None I know of: The scalp ringworm infest the hair roots and generally require prescription oral medication given over a prolonged period. Some topical treatments help decrease the active germ but unless you get the germs deep in the root system it remains. ...Read more

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Can jojoba oil treat scalp ringworm?

Not likely: Jojoba oil is actually a mixture of long chain monounsaturated liquid wax esters. They are structurally different from triglycerides. Although it has been shown to have some antibacterial activity in test tubes, not aware of clinical trials showing efficacy against ringworm. Your friendly pharmacist can guide you to numerous otc meds effective against superficial fungal infections. ...Read more

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Can selsun blue treat ringworm in scalp?

Can selsun blue treat ringworm in scalp?

Tinea capitus: Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and ocassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Can I use selsum blue to treat scalp ringworm on my 4 year old son?

Can I use selsum blue to treat scalp ringworm on my 4 year old son?

Scalp ringworm: No this is not effective. Generally it will require medication. You want to make sure that this is a ringworm. You could try lotrimin (clotrimazole) that you can get otc. Will not respond quickly , so give it 1-2weeks . If no help then will have to be seen for medication. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get ringworm on the scalp?

Common: Ringworm is endemic and the incidence in the community will vary. It is more common in children. It requires treatment usually with oral antifungals. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my ringworm on the scalp go away?

How fast can I make my ringworm on the scalp go away?

Fungus of scalp: A ring worm, is in fact, not a worm, but a microscopic germ called a fungus. Most scalp ringworms occur in children, and if you are an adult, it is likely that what you have is not really s ring worm, or fungus, but something else. It is very hard to get rid of scalp ring worm without an internal medicine, and i suggest you go to a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis, and good treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more