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Scalp damage

A year ago, leaving me in the head by the sides as well as a scale and swollen, itchy and I occasionally bleed a little when I scratch, I used many kinds of shampoo and no improvement, hair bothers me when I comb that makes contact with the swollen parts.
I can do in order to cure this disease.
                                                       Thanks DR.


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Hello,
From the description of the symptoms,it looks like tinea capitis or ringworm scalp.It is a very common fungal infection considered to be a form of superficial mycosis or dermatophytosis.

The typical signs of scalp ringworm infection are reddening, crusting, and scaling of the scalp. Intense itching usually occurs as well. The specific pattern depends on the infecting organisms.Diagnosed by wood lamp examination,microscopic examination of the skin scrapings and culture of the scalp scrapings.

Treatment includes washing ths scalp with shampoo with selenium sulfide (2.5%) or zinc pyrithione (1-2%) used 2-3 times weekly at home. Oral steroids can also be added for severe inflammatory types of scalp ringworm.If the symptoms persist then oral antifungals may be needed.Pls consult a dermatologist in that case.

I hope that helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Kind regards.



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