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Scalp Fungus Hair
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
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
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
After fungus infection and red scalp hair should grow up again? Thanks for your help, you're awesome
I have little yellow or white hardened sebum(i think) bulbs on my face and scalp. Sometimes attached to end of hair, making me lose hair. Fungus or..?
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
Have mild itch on Top half of my scalp for few years, I also lost a lot of hair. Stress,Fungus or ovarian cyst? My mother also lost most of her hair.
Had skin contact w/ person who had ringworm. No symptoms but hair loss and flaky green stuff on hairs. Can i have a scalp fungus now from the contact?
Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?
Itchy scalp and red spots. Exams negative for fungus. Took steroid antihistamines for one month but not working anymore. Hair loss and extremely oily?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you. You may have seborrheic dermatitis affecting your scalp and hair quality. After a diagnosis and treatment, work with a skilled beautician who can instruct you on proper hair care and continue with her program and follow-up. ...Read more
How does culture process in a lab work as far as looking for fungus in a hair sample? How does it work and why does it take a month?
See below: One does not need culture to detect fungus on a hair sample. It can be detected by UV light examination of hair. Hair is usually not cultured, but if it were it does not take more than a week for the results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Could try treating: You could perform "an empiric trial", that is try to treat with antifungal cream, locally, the areas in question, and see if the hair returns. It won't be immediate, you should be patient after treatment and wait possibly a month or more. It is more likely to be fungus if the lost areas are coin-sized or splotchy. If you have lost all of your beard here and there could be some hormonal issue. ...Read more
My 28 month old son has an apparent fungus in his head which caused some of his hair to fall off leaving a patch what meds can I use?
Needs prescription : He needs to see his doctor and will need prescription medicine called griseofunvin and an anti fungal shampoo.So make an appt with the pediatrician. ...Read more
There is fungus and dandruff in my head and and causes of hair fall. How i recover my hairs again, please suggest me any good and safe way.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Does fungus makes hair sticky and gummy? Does it make ur hair look like as if moonsoons are going on? Which fungus do this?
A Sticky Problem: This is an interesting problem. If you can, see a dermatologist and hopefully get hair and scalp samples to confirm or eliminate what you are worried about. There's a host of things that can cause or mimic fungal hair problems. [See: Int J Trichology. 2011 Jan-Jun; 3(1): 46–56. --just Google it]. Like Canker Sores, there's a million proposed home cures for it,from a Listerine wash to Tea Tree oil ...Read more
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