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Methods of treatment of head fungi

Fungi are known scientifically as ringworm and are a fungal infection that affects the hair and scalp, and causes various symptoms and signs, but most cases usually appear as bald scaly patches, spread on the scalp and cause itching, and head fungi are more common among young children. School children, as it is an easy-to-spread infection, and ringworm can be treated with oral antifungal medications. Fungi are often diagnosed by examining the doctor's scalp. Sometimes the doctor may use a special light directed at the scalp to determine the signs of infection And, to confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may scrape part of one of the scaly patches in the scalp, or take a sample of hair, and send samples to the laboratory to determine the presence of fungi by looking at them and examining them under a microscope, and it is worth noting that the result of this examination may take three weeks.

Complications of head fungi:
As if the symptoms intensified and the injured did not receive the appropriate treatment, as he becomes vulnerable to the appearance of some permanent scarring, permanent bald spots on the scalp, and in some cases the tinea capitis can lead to acute inflammation at the site of the injury known as the testis, which appears as swelling. On the surface of the skin causes thick, yellowish scales on the scalp, and in some cases, martyrdom can cause scarring of the scalp or hair loss permanently, and inflammation caused by a fungal infection can sometimes lead to a secondary bacterial infection that requires antidepressant treatment Vital.

General advice for people with fungi head:
As there are many tips that can be provided to people with fungi head, including:
Dispose of tools that can be contaminated with fungi if possible, or disinfect those tools using chlorine, and these tools include hats, combs, pillows, blankets and scissors, in order to prevent infection again after the end of treatment and prevent the transmission of infection to others.

  • Avoid sharing towels, and wash frequently used towels.
  •  Carefully follow the recommended treatment for children; To ensure that the infection does not spread to others, please note that the child will not be absent from school if the doctor's instructions are followed.
  •  The scalp of other children in the family should be monitored, and see a doctor if any signs of hair loss appear. Seek advice from a veterinarian to treat pets suspected as the source of fungal infection.
  • Using hair shampoo regularly, washing the scalp well, especially after cutting hair, maintaining cleanliness, and making sure to wash hands several times to avoid spreading the infection.
  •  Avoid infected animals that show signs of infection, such as a patch of empty skin on their furs.
  •  Avoid sharing personal items. Children should be taught not to allow others to use their clothes, towels, hairbrushes, or other personal items, or borrow personal items from other children.