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I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and waiting for culture, but they only took hair samples, not a scraping- will it still show anything?

I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and waiting for culture, but they only took hair samples, not a scraping- will it still show anything?

Probably: The scraping is mainly a much faster method. You scrape it, put it on a slide and you can see the fungal infection in minutes not days. Culture is pretty good. ...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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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

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Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

Can chronic systemic fungal infection (itchy scalp) like candida albican cause pin straight hair to become dry and wavy, or is there no correlation here?

No correlation.: First of all, itchy scalp (seborrheic dermatitis) is not a chronic systemic fungal infection, nor is it due to Candida albicans. It is mostly due to a different yeast called Malassezia. It is only a surface condition, not systemic, and it has no effect on hair shaft texture or moisture content. ...Read more

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Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and curious

Can you catch fungal infections from a cat? I suspect I may have fungal infection of scalp and curious

Yes: Cats can carry Ringworm. Ringworm is not a worm but a fungal infection. The lesion is a raised, scaly, and itchy rash. There is usually a bald spot where the infection occurs. See your Doctor for treatment.
More info here:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/con-20029923 ...Read more

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Staph infection on scalp. Just heard it has been there for months. Trouble breathing, dizziness, unusual heart rate, chills. Is it in bloodstream?

Staph infection on scalp. Just heard it has been there for months. Trouble breathing, dizziness, unusual heart rate, chills. Is it in bloodstream?

Mgt.: I would suggest an evaluation to rule out a lung infection. It is possible that the current symptoms may be related. Monitor your temperature, rest and drink fluids.
Has the scalp infection been cultured to better determine the cause? ...Read more

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I have been suffering from hear lose and and some short of infection on my scalp. Please advice me something to get out of this mess.

Medical evaluation: Dear leopard, you will likely need to see an audiologist and otolaryngologist for your hearing loss. Your personal physician or a dermatologist can likely address your scalp problem. Take care. ...Read more

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What happens if I leave a fungal infection of the scalp untreated?

What happens if I leave a fungal infection of the scalp untreated?

No: Fungal infection of the scalp has to be treated with oral antifungals as well as shampoo cause if you leave it untreated it lead to patches of hair loss (tinea species the most common fungal infection of scalp) does that. ...Read more

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I keep getting staph infection on my scalp?

I keep getting staph infection on my scalp?

Carriage: You have staph on the surfaces of your skin, probably conveyed there from nasal carriage. You can try to minimize this by using bactoban (mupirocin) in your nose and washing and bathing exclusively with chlorhexadine containing soaps, but this will only eliminate carriage in about 50% of cases. The other possibility is that combing aggressively or scratching, etc. Is producing breaks in skin. ...Read more

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Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasn't it gone away & how can I cure this?

Dr presc. Ketoconazole for scalp infection, but my scalp is still itchy and it burns. Why hasn't it gone away & how can I cure this?

Not sure, but...: It could be that the medication is not potent enough - may require an additional agent. Or could be that the diagnosis is incorrect. You need to talk to your prescribing doc to figure this out. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lymphoid on left side under base of skull 4 6mth, was told it could be from an infection of the scalp. Would I know if I had that?

If it has been: 4-6 months, there is great likelihood that your lymph node is more serious than a simple infection. You should have it checked out thoroughly by a healthcare provider. Scalp infections should not be chronic nor should it cause a long term lymph node enlargement. Thanks for trusting in healthTap. ...Read more

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I have a fungal infection of the scalp and body what are the signs it is healing I've been taking terbinafine 1 pill a day this is my second month.?

I have a fungal infection of the scalp and body what are the signs it is healing I've been taking terbinafine 1 pill a day this is my second month.?

Tinea: You will probably see improvement on your body before you see improvements on your scalp. On the body, the rash should be getting lighter, less scale, and less itchy. On the scalp, you might or might not have some hair growth by this time. If you aren't seeing any improvement at all, especially on the body, make sure you let your doctor know! ...Read more

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What type of medicine do u recommend me for chronic bacterial infection of my scalp?

What type of medicine do u recommend me for chronic bacterial infection of my scalp?

SCALP INFECTION: HOW LONG IS "CHRONIC"?
HAVE YOU SEEN A DERMATOLOGIST?
BEST SUGGESTION IS TO SEE ONE. . . AND SOON.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more

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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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Sinus infection cause my scalp to be sore?

Sinus infection cause my scalp to be sore?

Yes: Yes it can, I would recommend drinking plenty of water and try using saline nasal spray, decongestants, over the counter pain relievers, and possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can hair dye cause a yeast infection on the scalp?

Can hair dye cause a yeast infection on the scalp?

Hair Dye: Hair dye in some patients can cause an allergic reaction which then alters barrier function of the skin. Once the barrier function is altered there can be a secondary infection with yeast or bacteria. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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I have migraine. I'm only 18 now. But I'm lossing my hair rapidly. I had fungal infection on my scalp. What to do? How can I grow my hair?

I have migraine. I'm only 18 now. But I'm lossing my hair rapidly. I had fungal infection on my scalp. What to do? How can I grow my hair?

I would encourage: Evaluation by a dermatologist. There are many different possible causes for hair loss. The dermatologist can evaluate for different underlying causes ; make individualized recommendations for treatment. ...Read more

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Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for scalp fungal infections that can lead to problems including hair loss. Similar infection in the skin can occur anywhere in the body and can be treated with ketoconazol. ...Read more

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Have fungal infection in my head scalp., my hair is also thinning. What should I do?

Have fungal infection in my head scalp., my hair is also thinning. What should I do?

Fungal infection of: See a dermatologist. Get the fungal infection cultured to determine the type of fungus. The doctor can start you on a topical antifungal shampoo until the culture returns and then decide if you need to be treated with systemic antifungal medicine. ...Read more

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I have a smelly scalp beyond normal scalp infections. What is it?

I have a smelly scalp beyond normal scalp infections. What is it?

Happy normal flora: We are covered in bacteria. In some individuals oversecretion of oil from the hair shaft feeds thes organisms ; they proliferate and cause odor when they break down the oils while feeding. Try using shampoos containing oil-reducing agents (sulfur, zinc, or tar) ie: head ; shoulders or neutrogena t/gel. If that doesn't work you may have seborrhea w/wo a flora overgrowth ; you need a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are wearing du rags bad for bacterial scalp infections

Are wearing du rags bad for bacterial scalp infections

Not necessarily: You need treatment from your dermatologist to clear this problem. ...Read more

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Clear liquid oozing from scalp. Is it scalp infection?

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Possible but: Without knowing more details, it would be hard to tell. If you do find pus coming out, then an infection is likely. ...Read more

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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