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How do you know if you have scalp fungus and how do you get rid of it?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine

In brief: Scrape n look

Microscopic look at scalp skin scrapings will show fungus or lack there of.
Because the appearance is fairly classic, a dermatologist may treated without scraping it.

In brief: Scrape n look

Microscopic look at scalp skin scrapings will show fungus or lack there of.
Because the appearance is fairly classic, a dermatologist may treated without scraping it.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Skin scraping

A scraping can typicaly be done in your doctors office and examined under a microscope.
For difficult cases sometimes a small biopsy can be taken and sent to a pathologist for staining and more close examination. Scalp fungi (or involving any hair) can typically require medicine by mouth (not shampoos, lotions, etc) to clear up completely.

In brief: Skin scraping

A scraping can typicaly be done in your doctors office and examined under a microscope.
For difficult cases sometimes a small biopsy can be taken and sent to a pathologist for staining and more close examination. Scalp fungi (or involving any hair) can typically require medicine by mouth (not shampoos, lotions, etc) to clear up completely.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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