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Treating fungal scalp infections

Scalp infections like tinea capitis, or scalp ringowrm can form bald patches or broken hair areas and scaly skin. Your hair stylist spots it most often. If you have long hair these patches get covered or sometimes they form at the back of your head and so gets unnoticed. If patches appear you need not feel bad. The ringworm fungi can live on skin naturally, but being run down can allow them to develop. You may get affected by fungal infection when you use the same hair brush used by the infected person.

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Scalp Infection

Treating Scalp Infection

See your General Practitioner: For scalp ringworm take oral antifungal and also use medicated shampoo. Medicated shampoos are specially made with the active ingredients salicylic aicd, selenium sulfide, zinc pyrithione and coal tar.

Don’t share your hair brush or towel: By doing this you can prevent the spread of infection. Also don’t share hats and other hair accessories.

Don’t scratch your head: People with fungal infections should strictly avoid scratching. Though scratching gives a temporary relief it actually makes the infection worse and spreads it to other portions of your scalp.

Monitor your household: Check for signs of scaly skin or hair loss and also check your pets.

Oil massage: Regularly massaging your scalp with coconut oil, or lavender oil, or mustard oil, or almond oil can keep your scalp healthy and prevent infections. It also improves blood circulation and keeps your scalp moisturized. Make a mix of pure tea tree oil and lavender oil and massage your scalp for 20 min. Doing this regularly can cure scalp infection.

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