Ringworm on the scalp
Ringworm is a type of fungal infection that can occur on the scalp. The symptoms are often a rash and itching on the skin of the scalp, but also scaly patches. Ringworm can also appear on any area of skin on the body and even under the nails. Although it is an infection called ringworm, ringworm has nothing to do with worms as it is a fungal infection..
Ringworm on the scalp can cause hair loss
- Usually demarcated plaques on the scalp with absence of hair (alopecia).
- Hair loss
Ringworm is contagious
Ringworm is a contagious skin condition and can occur anywhere on the body. If you think you have it, the whole skin including scalp, groin, finger and toe nails should be examined. The appearance of ringworm can vary but on the body it can often look like a ring.
Treatment for ringworm on the scalp
For the scalp to achieve sufficient concentration in affected hair follicles, treatment tablets are required + to be combined with Fungoral shampoo. Compared to the body where a fungicide in the form of a cream is used for ringworm on the body. The cream attacks the fungus causing the infection so that the skin can heal.