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Children's Hair Loss Fungal Infection - Dallas TX

Fungal Infection Cause for Hair Loss in Children: Tinea Capitis. Tinea Capitis is known to be the most common cause of hair loss in children. It is a fungal infection of the scalp, eyebrows and or eyelashes.  It appears as circular or oval bald spot where broken-off hair are visible.  It shows as patches of hair loss, with broken off hair that look like black dot so named ringworm or a large red patch on the scalp.  At times it is itching and scaling with gray flakes or scales. It is contagiousness & contracted from other children with the disease. It is also called ringworm of the scalp. Tinea capitis is rare after puberty.

What cause Tinea Capitis?

Tinea Capitis is a disease caused by a fungus that invades the hair shaft and causes the hair to break.The condition is transmitted by contact from one infected child to another through the sharing of personal care products such as combs, brushes, hats, pillows and towels. Children three to ten years of age are more susceptible.

How to treat Tinea Capitis?

A doctor's diagnosis in a form of culture testing is needed and it is treated with an antifungal medication and medicated shampoo containing 2.5% selenium sulfide that are taken for at least 6 weeks. It is very important to continue the use of the oral medication and shampoo as per instructed by the doctor.

Did you know... If you see sudden male hair loss, you should first check with your family doctor or internist. A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition. We are committed to helping you get your hair back quickly and confidentially, with the look and style you want. Receive a complete scalp and hair loss assessment. It’s private, FREE, and there is no obligation. FREE Hair Consultation!

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