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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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Can I use ketoconzale shampoo daily for scalp ringworm. Instead of twice a week? Like the doctor said?
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?
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.
My doc told me I have scalp ringworm. I have been on Nizoral (ketoconazole) pills and shampoo for 3 weeks and the bald spot on my head has doubled in size. Normal?
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.
To confirm diagnosis: A fungal infection often with ring-shaped lesion with serpentine borders and mild, flaky scales. Topical lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) 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.
Yes and no: While dermatologists are the experts, and a microscopic potassium hydroxide skin scrapping examination can confirm the diagnosis, a primary care doctor can usually make an accurate diagnosis and prescribe treatment just based on appearance
I am fostering a cat who has been diagnosed with ringworm. Right now I have 2 tiny lesions. They are not pruritic. Do I need to see a doctor?
Ringworm: Ringworm can be treated with anti-fungal medications. These are readily available without a doctors prescription.
Ringworm: "a lot" is difficult to define. Dermatologists see this frequently, while other specialists may not see it at all. If you are asking, "is ringworm common? " then I would reply yes.
I have psoriasis and ringworm in my scalp what kind of medicated shampoo treatment it's recommended over the counter?
See a Dermatologist.: Psoriasis may benefit from an steroid containing lotion/solution x scalp. Ringworm will require antifungals (against tinea) these too are very difficult to cure and I believe there is no good treatment over the counter. Nizoral shampoo is good for dandruff and tinea versicolor but I doubt will cure psoriasis or ringworm. Best option is to see a dermatologist or a pcp who has been successful
Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?
Dermatologist: A dermatologist can evaluate the type of hair loss you're having. He/she may order some blood work including thyroid function tests. If no health issues are found, you may be dealing with genetic predisposition but I recommend that you then consult a hair stylist for advice about your hair care.
I have a scalp infection of some kind. Itchy, red bumps, bald patches, sometimes bleed, puss. Staph? Folliculitus? Ringworm? What is it?!
Multiple answers: You really need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and get proper treatment, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist.
I have a very itchy rash on my arms and legs looks kind of like ringworms. I have already gone to the doctor, he prescribed prednisone, atarax (hydroxyzine).?
Time: Give time for medicine to work, unless your condition change to the worse. Your always can see your dr again or seek 2 nd opinion.
Dermatologist: Pilar cysts are easily removed with a small incision made into the scalp overlying the cyst. Your primary care doctor would probably be able to do this, but if not, see a dermatologist.
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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