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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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ringworm of scalp?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ringworm of scalp?

Yes: Although not common...It certainly is not rare and can usually be identified quickly and easily. ...Read more

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What can I use for ringworm on the scalp if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for ringworm on the scalp if I don't have a doctor?

Pharmacy 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

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My daughter has ringworm on her scalp what are some home remedies that can I do if i can't take her to the doctor?

Marginal benefit: If it is scalp ringworm the fungus has invaded the hair follicles below the skin surface.It will not be responsive to creams or lotions you put on the scalp. That said, there are things that mimic ringworm that may respond to tegrin (coal tar) or selsun.A trial of such products could help. You could try this for 4 weeks and if not improved or the process worsens during treatment, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Do I need to see my doctor over a ringworm I had it about aweek put over counter medicine on it but still red?

Do I need to see my doctor over a ringworm I had it about aweek put over counter medicine on it but still red?

Yes: If after a week of using over-the-counter cream on a rash, without the rash improving or going away, one should have his primary care doctor and/or a dermatologist take a look to decide on a diagnosis, and further treatment. ...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)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more