Fungus of the scalp
Scalp fungus is highly contagious, it is a fungal infection of the scalp, commonly referred to as the ringworm of the scalp.
One of the most prominent symptoms of scalp fungus is the cluster of round, red-colored rings that appear on the scalp. Your scalp becomes inflamed and very itchy and can aggravate to quite an extent without proper treatment.
Excessive hair loss, broken hair and crusting of the scalp skin are some of the other symptoms you might see.
You can view some ringworm pictures or scalp fungus pictures on the web to ascertain whether what you have is truly a fungal infection of the scalp.
What causes scalp fungus?
Coming into contact with an infected person is the only thing that can cause scalp fungus.
This condition could also be a result of an imbalance of omega 3 and omega 6 in the body since these provide moisture to the body and hair. Poor hygiene and scalp injuries are other indirect reasons that might cause this.
Modes of treatment
When you are infected with a fungus, scalp disease can get really bad. The first and most important step your doctor will take is to confirm the presence of a fungus and classify the type of the fungus present. This is usually done using a device known as the Wood’s Lamp, which will show a green fungus on scalp if you’ve got an infection. Once confirmed, you can then follow the below listed tips:
• Maintain good hygiene
• Avoid contact with infected individuals
• Use OTC anti-fungal creams, pills and ointments
• Use a strong, medicated anti-fungal shampoo
• Keep your hair free of moisture and sweat
- Put a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo
- Apply raw, fresh papaya over the affected area. You can also crush the seeds and make a paste for application.
- Wash your hair with warm water, make a paste of mustard seeds, apply on the scalp and leave for around 20-30 minutes.
- Make a mixture of olive oil, honey and beeswax and apply.
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