Research says, Poor hygiene can lead to fungal infection in the scalp

There is one thing about hair that we all should agree, “Your hair can make you or break you”

It’s true, when you have good hair, you step out in confidence but it can happen only when they are maintained in a healthy manner. There are so many hair related issues that can stress you out.

For instance, an itchy, flaky or patchy Scalp can lead you to the possibility of having a fungal scalp infection called Tinea capitis.

Cozmaa says, “Such hair conditions should not be taken casually. It is a highly contagious infection that can spread from one person to another easily by sharing combs, hair tools and towels”

Now what exactly is it and how can you prevent or treat it? Here’s what experts have to say.

Symptoms Of Tinea Capitis
Tinea capitis is a fungal infection that typically affects the scalp and hair shaft. With the looks given, it is well known as ‘ringworm of the scalp’. This infection is determined by circular marks on the scalp. It is most commonly found in children but has the same effects on the adults too.

An itchy and patchy scalp is the most common symptom of Tinea capitis. Other common signs includes

  1. Red patches
  2. Bald spots
  3. Black dots
  4. Swollen lymph-nodes
  5. Painful scalp

Causes Of Tinea Capitis
A family of fungi called dermatophytes are responsible for the development of this fungal infection on the scalp. They are much likely to live under warm and moist climates and tend to hijack the spaces in the fingernails, hair and other topmost layers of the skin.

How does your Scalp comes In contact with this fungus?

  1. Poor hygiene
  2. Using combs, towels or pillows of an infection person
  3. Touching the skin of an infected person
  4. Touching house pets/animals that may be infected

What do you do about it?
When you start facing such symptoms it is best to consult the dermatologist as soon as possible so they can verify it and take the next step for the treatment immediately as we mentioned above, it is contagious so a quick action is required.

How To Prevent Tinea Capitis?

  1. Keep yourself clean and dry as much as possible.
  2. A shower post work-out or exercise is a must and make sure you wear neat and clean clothes.
  3. Avoid using/sharing combs, pillow covers with anyone.
  4. If you have already developed – Tinea capitis, make sure the affected area is clean and dry as it

helps in preventing the infection to spread.
If any of these symptoms are bothering you contact us today.

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