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.

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.