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Is dandruff contagious?

Is dandruff contagious?

No: Dandruff is caused by flaking of (usually dry) scalp. It is not a contagious condition. ...Read more

Dandruff (Definition)

Dandruff is when dead skin cells from the scalp shed. As skin cells die a small amount of flaking is normal. Some people experience an unusually large amount of flaking either chronically or as a ...Read more


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Is ringworm contagious?

Is ringworm contagious?

Yes: Yes, so it needs to be treated with an antifungal cream. Try an over the counter product until you can see a medical professional. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis contagious?

Is psoriasis contagious?

No: Psoriasis affects up to 3% of the population, is common, has many presentations and levels of severity and is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis contagious?

Is blepharitis contagious?

No: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infectious one. It is not contagious. ...Read more

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Is pediculosis contagious?

Is pediculosis contagious?

YES!: Vector transmission occurs when lice are spread through inanimate objects. For instance the lice can be on brushes, combs, hats, headphones, scarves, sweaters, coats, bedding, towels, upholstered furniture, carpet, stuffed toys & seats in a variety of areas. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis very contagious?

Is dermatitis very contagious?

Depends on what kind: Depends on what kind of dermatitis. That's a very nonspecific term for any rash of the skin. Sone rashes are infectious in nature such as tinea corporis (ringworm) or impetigo (staph infection). ...Read more

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Is eczema very contagious?

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Is eczema very contagious?

No: No. Eczema is an inherited condition with impaired skin barrier resulting in inflammation, causing redness and itching. ...Read more

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Is folliculitis contagious?

Is folliculitis contagious?

No.: "no" to other people, but may be "yes" to yourself-it might spread from one area to another. ...Read more

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Is balanitis contagious?

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Is balanitis contagious?

Here are some ...: Balanitis is just a term saying there is inflammation on glans penis and would not be necessarily contagious. However, if the inflammation is related with yeast or herpes infection, it would be. So, see Urologist for clarifying the concern individually. Best wish ... ...Read more

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Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Is ringworm a contagious disease?

Yes, somewhat: Ringworm is a fungal skin infection, often shaped like a circle on the skin. The fungus is contagious and can be passed from person to person, person to objects, and objects to persons. However, it is not known how much contact it takes to develop the rash. Many times, only one person in the family has the rash. A person usually has the rash on one part of the body, but not the rest of the body. ...Read more

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Is echzema contagious?

Is echzema contagious?

No: It is genetic. It is not an infection, not contagious, not allergy, not due to food, but treatable. ...Read more

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Is scabies a contagious disease?

Is scabies a contagious disease?

Yes!: A very contagious problem. It is passed by close contact with the infected individual. Wash bed sheets and clothing with hot water and detergent. See your doctor for further treatment. ...Read more

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Is Acne is contagious ?

Is Acne is contagious ?

Acne: No- acne is not spread from person to person. It is a localized process in your skin. ...Read more

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Is head lice contagious

Is head lice contagious

Yes: It spreads through contact among classmates or family members. ...Read more

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Is tenia a contagious disease?

Is tenia a contagious disease?

Tinea...: ...Is fungus. When you have tinea, you very likely caught it from someone else; so yes, it's contagious. ...Read more

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Can tenia versicolor spread? Is it contagious?

Can tenia versicolor spread?  Is it contagious?

Not contagious: This is a common fungal infection of the skin with very minimal symptoms and it can slowly spread on your body, but it is not considered a contagious disease. It affects susceptible individuals, but otherwise not a communicable illness. It often spread over body and more visible during summer months because normal skin can tan while affected areas can't, thus the constrast. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

Is Pitiriasis roscea contagious?

No evidence that is: Pityriasis rosea is a rash usually on the trunk, upper part of the body of red streaky spots often in a Christmas tree type of distribution. Cause is unknown; it is not contagious; usually there are no symptoms, or slight itchy; comes and goes mysteriously, and may last about six weeks. Not serious, and no evidence that it is related to any serious internal disease. ...Read more

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more