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Will hair grow back in the area of ringworm on the scalp?

Will hair grow back in the area of ringworm on the scalp?

Generally yes: There are no guarantees of anything, but once successfully treated the hair should grow back. ...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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How long does Scalp ringworm take to go away ? And how long does it take for the hair grow back fully?

How long does Scalp ringworm take to go away ? And how long does it take for the hair grow back fully?

Not all the same: Scalp "ringworm" refers to tinea capitis, which is transmitted from one child to another, but is uncommon once adolescence it reached. If the diagnosis is correct, the course depends on the infecting fungus, the extent and duration of infection, and the precise details of treatment. Make sure the diagnosis is correct. If you have not seen a dermatologist, do so. ...Read more

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Will hairline hair grow back after scalp ringworm? I'm very worried

Hopefully: As long as fungus has been adequately treated and hair follicles were note scarred, hair should start to grow back after several weeks. Adequate treatment usually requires oral antifungals. ...Read more

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Will my hair grow back after ringworm tinea capitis ?

Will my hair grow back after ringworm tinea capitis ?

It should: But may be slow in return compared to growing out a short haircut. ...Read more

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Itchy smooth pink bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it in dime size area. What is it? Will hair grow back? I do hav body acne, could be related?

Itchy smooth pink bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it in dime size area. What is it? Will hair grow back? I do hav body acne, could be related?

Alopecia. Areata?: It sounds like alopecia areata. This is common usually related to stress and it always comes back. Have a dermatologist see it. ...Read more

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Will hair grow back on the scar of a cut on the scalp?

Usually not: Scars occur between the follicles and can be of varying widths. If the scar is quite wide, sometimes it makes sense to cut out the scar and bring the scalp together to narrow the new scar so that the gap between the hairs is not as great. Unfortunately, if the scalp is pulled too tightly, tension can kill the hair follicles at the edge of the incision and result in a wide hairless area again. ...Read more

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I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?

I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?

Maybe: If it gets infected, painful, or bothers you than have it excised. If excised correctly it shouldn't effect your hair. ...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