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Is there a cure for ringworm on the scalp?

Is there a cure for ringworm on the scalp?

OTC creams: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...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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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Ringworm: Tinea corporis --ringworm of the body // capitis = head can be treated with otc lotrimin (clotrimazole). It is necessary, to keep scalp clean, perhaps with an anti dandruff shampoo.Years ago tar shampoos helped this condition stress can make it worse.But please be checked for high blood sugar -diabetes mellitus, hot sweaty work environments contribute. Some pts skin seems to allow easier infection. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Moisturizer: The most effective treatment for scaly dry skin of the face is routine application of a fragrance free moisturizer. It will hydrate the epidermis and promote normal exfoliation. With time the barrier function will be optimized. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an itchy scalp from radiation treatment?

Ask your doctors: There are many medical treatments your therapist can offer you if you ask. Most times they may advise you to use of oils/ creams to treat dryness of the skin and flaky skin which will relieve the itching. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for allergies on face?

Is there a good cure for allergies on face?

Depends : It depends on what types of allergic reactions you are having. Avoidance (often cosmetics) is usually the long-term answer. Topical steroid or oral steroid is the short-term answer for most cases. ...Read more

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What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

What is the cure for a toenail fungus?

Few options: There are 3 main treatment options for toenail fungus. The 1st option is an oral medication. The tablets although highly effective do have some possible side effects. The 2nd option is laser treatment. This option is also highly effective, in my experience. The 3rd option is a topical medication, which is the least effective of the three. Consult your doctor for the right treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hemophilia on the horizon?

Is there a cure for hemophilia on the horizon?

Not near horizon: It is feasible but not anywhere near for trials. There is more than one possible solution and it is hoped that one or more of these choices will work out. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ringworm on the scalp?

Creams at pharmacy: Ringworm is actually a fungal infection (not a worm) of the skin. You can treat it with over the counter antifungals such as Clotrimazole cream (and there are many others). Clean the area, dry it and then apply the cream several times per day. If it persists longer than about 2 weeks, you might want to see a dermatologist for alternative applications. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for psoriasis in scalp area?

Scalp Psoriasis: There are a few medications for scalp psoriasis. Relief, but not cures. Tar shampoos (t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar) and several prescription shampoos containing cortisone derivatives, such as clobex shampoo. Derma-smoothe fs, taclonex, and more are available. Very pricey and you need a prescription from your doctor to get them. Best luck! ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure vitiligo on the face?

Is there a way to cure vitiligo on the face?

No promises: Ask your dermatologist about topical tacrolimus. The phototherapy isn't that effective, the melanocyte transplants are still tried, there are cover-ups, if it becomes widespread your skin has simply changed color, and you and/or other special people in your life may decide it's cool, as a couple of professional athletes and actors have done. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Is there an effective treatment for fungal infection on the toes?

Foot fungus: You could try a topical antifungal such as lotrimin or naftin (naftifine). If this is unsuccessful, an evaluation by a podiatrist could be helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Is there a good cure for allergic reaction on the face?

Allergic reactions: The primary goal is to identify the trigger of the allergic reaction on the face. There are many possibilities for reactions on the face and a thorough history is needed to assess for contacts. Testing by allergist or dermatologist may help. Once, identified, avoidance is best. Medications may decrease symptoms temporarily, but not a cure. ...Read more

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What is the best topical treatment for ringworm on the skin of my legs?

What is the best topical treatment for ringworm on the skin of my legs?

Butenafine: I do a lot of grappling and i always have someone with ringworm. I prefer Butenafine (mentax) because it is once a day. It is now available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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)

A highly contagious, fungal infection of ...Read more