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What Kind Of Doctor Sees Somebody For Ringworm On The Scalp
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
Yes: Although not common...It certainly is not rare and can usually be identified quickly and easily. ...Read more
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I colored my hair. Do you think it killed the scalp ringworm. These doctors are not helping me or referring me to. A derm. Idk what else to do?
Please clarify: I don't understand the question. Do you have specific symptoms to report? ...Read more
Can I use ketoconzale shampoo daily for scalp ringworm. Instead of twice a week? Like the doctor said?
I have severe scalp ringworm doctor prescibed oral lamisal for a month, it didn't work, griseofulvin for 2 wks
now itraconazole foe 2 wks, not helpin?
See a dermatologist: I doubt the diagnosis, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
My doc told me I have scalp ringworm. I have been on Nizoral pills and shampoo for 3 weeks and the bald spot on my head has doubled in size. Normal?
To confirm diagnosis: A fungal infection often with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin are available otc and all seem to work fine for simple ringworm on body, not scalp/bearded areas. Keep area clean, dry and apply the cream 2-3x/day should get rid of it in about 10-14 days. If not better, consult doc for possible alternate diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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