Tinea Capitis: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

Prevent Tinea capitis by the following steps:
  • Shampoo your hair regularly
  • Do not share headgear, brushes, or combs with others
  • Wash towels, clothes, and any shared items used by an infected person to prevent spreading it to others in the household
  • Take your pets to the veterinarian for treatment if they develop skin rashes

Watch Out

  • Itchy, red, raised, scaly patches that may blister and ooze
  • Fever and swollen glands (lumps) in the neck

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you have
  • A patch of hair loss with black dots on the scalp
  • Dry, scaly patches on the scalp
  • Severe itching on the scalp

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