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Doctor insights on: Scalp Fungus Causes

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Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Does fungus or bactria cause itchy scaly scalp?

Both, usually fungus: Both can do it, but usually it is associated more with fungal infections. ...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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Flaking - Forehead, scalp, was dianosed cause by fungus, cream given by Dr to apply on twice a day. Used it for mths and flaking return once stop.

Flaking - Forehead, scalp, was dianosed cause by fungus, cream given by Dr to apply on twice a day. Used it for mths and flaking return once stop.

Alternative...: Have you tried selenium sulfide applied in your scalp? If you have and still not responding then it is time to see a Dermatologist for alternative treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a fungus in.My scalp?

Ok: Fungus in the scalp/hair is hard to treat. If not treated, it can often cause bald patches, etc. See a dr. And get treated. Sometimes medications may be needed by mouth to treat it most effectively. ...Read more

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How can you cure scalp fungus?

How can you cure scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus: Scalp fungus is called tinea capitis. The fungus should be cultured for identification. It can be treated with an oral antifungal agent by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

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 more

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Can a hair sample/culture determine whether or not you have scalp fungus?

Can a hair sample/culture determine whether or not you have scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus: A culture is costly and unnecessary. It is possible to do a microscopic prep to visualize fungal structures. However, a competent doc can usually recognize fungal lesions . ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

No unless you are: Immunocompromised. Washing the hand after treating the hair and touching/ hugging some one cleanse the hand and skin. If there is open wound then there is different story. ...Read more

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What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin (miconazole)?

Oral Antifungals: Scalp fungus (tinea capitis) responds poorly to topical antifungal medications. This is because the root of the hair is infected and the topical medication does not penetrate deeply enough to make a difference. Oral antifungals are what is required to treat this type of fungus. These include griseofulvuin, terbinafine, itraconazole, Fluconazole and ketoconazole among others. ...Read more

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My 17 month old has had scalp fungus for a long time now. He has been on medication (grisofulvin) twice. It did not work. Any other ideas?

Dose ? alternitives: Griseofulvin is a good medication for scalp fungus but sometimes needs to be pushed up to a 20 mg/kg/d dose before its effective. There are other meds available.I would review the treatment with your pcp. ...Read more

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Wat can it be? I have like a fungus or dry scalp on my testicles.

Wat can it be? I have like a fungus or dry scalp on my testicles.

Rash: A fungal infection involving the groin , tinea cruris , involves the inner thigh folds and not the scrotum. Eczema or psoriasis may involve the genitalia , among other conditions . See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

Itchy scalp, no dandruff, no visible rash. H&S and Cural did not work. How to stop the itch? Driving me crazy. Could it be a fungus? What to do?

Some thoughts...: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or Kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Scalp fungus area behind my head hair looks like it wont grow someone pointed out it could b stress or fungus.

Scalp fungus area behind my head hair looks like it wont grow someone pointed out it could b stress or fungus.

In-person visit: Your best information would come from either your primary care physician or possibly a dermatologist looking at the area you're concerned about. ...Read more

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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more