Scalp Conditions: Treatments & Causes

scalp2Here are three scalp conditions you and your family should know about:

I. Ringworm of the Scalp
Ringworm of the scalp is not really a worm, but a fungal infection. Also called Tinea capitis, this infection affects both your scalp and hair shafts, causing small patches of itchy, scaly skin on the scalp.

Causes:
Fungi called dermatophytes cause ringworm of the scalp. Fungi are organisms that thrive on dead tissue, such as fingernails, hair, and the outer layers of your skin.

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