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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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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

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Will my daughter hair grow back after a scalp infection?

Will my daughter hair grow back after a scalp infection?

Possibly but...: The chances of regrowth depend on a lot of factors. The amount of area involved, the type of infection (i.e fungal), the duration of infection, and the treatment used/needed. A dermatologist should probably be consulted in case scalp injections can help to stimulate hair regrowth. Time may be of the essence in getting evaluated/treated, so please followup promptly. ...Read more

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I have lupus and im losing my hair you can see my scalp how can I help that? Is there a cream to help my hair grow back that is safe?

Cream will not help.: Hair loss in lupus is due to an inflammation involving the blood supply to the hair follicle. The best treatment is rigid control of the lupus. A dermatologist may suggest trying local cortisone injections to the scalp. ...Read more

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Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Pink smooth itchy bump on scalp. Hair falling out around it and another spot. Will the hair grow back?? What is this? Also I do get zits on my head

Hair loss: You may have a fungus of the scalp but you could have idiopathic alopecia. You have to be seen by your doctor to determine your problem. We can only speculate what you might have because we cant see the actual problem ...Read more

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I've been taking singulair (montelukast) for two months now. M I recall I noticing hair loss within 2 wks. Scalp felt like tight ponytail. Will my hair grow back?

I've been taking singulair (montelukast) for two months now. M I recall I noticing hair loss within 2 wks. Scalp felt like tight ponytail. Will my hair grow back?

It should..: Use of singulair (montelukast) is not known to cause hair loss, but significant illnes can. Other meds can cause hair loss as well. Generally, the hair will grow back. Just make sure you have your scalp checked out because ring-worm on scalp can cause hair loss which will not grow back untill it is treated. Cnsult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ringworm scars? I've been having this scar on my scalp for 4 years and my hair never grew back

How do I get rid of ringworm scars? I've been having this scar on my scalp for 4 years and my hair never grew back

Get scar revision: If a scar on the scalp shows no signs of hair regrowth within 4-6 months, it is unlikely that hair will ever regrow. Therefore you will need either a scar revision (sometimes the bald spot can be cut out) or hair grafts. There are surgeons who specialize in hair issues. Ask your doctor for a referral, or if you don't have one, call the local county medical society. ...Read more

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Scalp ringworm and hair growth, what to do?

Scalp ringworm and hair growth, what to do?

Tinea capitus: Tinea capitus is a fungal infection of the scalp which causes itching, scaling, crusting, pustules and ocassionally infection with bacteria (kerion). Tinea capitus requires several weeks of oral antifungal medications with or without an antibacterial. Your doctor can help you determine if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Could scalp ringworm cause hair follicles to shrink and receding hairline?

Hair loss: Infections can cause hair loss

Effective treatment will resolve it.

See a dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more

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Itching head /scalp, hair falling out in strands very easily, in shower on pillow, no ringworm signs can see scalp through my hair, balding?

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. ...Read more

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What can my daughter do ton avoid hair loss, when having ringworm on her scalp?

What can my daughter do ton avoid hair loss, when having ringworm on her scalp?

Terbinafine pills: Take the pills. Short haircut. Shampoo daily with ketoconazole (nizoral). Head ; shoulders or selsun are also beneficial. Dhs zn is twice as strong as head-shoulders. ...Read more

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My daughter has scalp ringworm and I've heard to wash hair with apple cider vinegar. Is that ok?

My daughter has scalp ringworm and I've heard to wash hair with apple cider vinegar. Is that ok?

Oral meds: Once established in the roots of the hair, washes and topical lotions or creams are unlikely to cure this infection. Oral medication will get the anti-fungal treatment to the blood supply of the hair root and skin, and do the job. You need to see the doc to have this confirmed and learn about the meds that will be used. ...Read more

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What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

What do you think I have? My scalp looks like the gray patch ringworm at times there has been sores like a rash or a pimple. Also, black little nits like a fruit fly maybe? I feel itchy with scalp, hair feels different like it is nappy in spots, also hard

From: From your description, you may have ringworm of the scalp which is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. Of course, without examining you and sending cultures, I cannot tell for sure what it is. A fungal infection of the scalp is more difficult to treat than fungal infections elsewhere. Treatment usually includes 1-2 months of a prescription oral medication. You should give your doctor a call and have them take a look at it. They will hopefully be able to tell exactly what it is so you can get the proper treatment. Good luck! ...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)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more