Tinea Capitis Home Remedies

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Definition

Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp. It is also called ringworm of the scalp.


Alternative Names

Fungal infection - scalp; Infection - fungal - scalp; Tinea of the scalp; Ringworm - scalp


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Fungi are a type of germ that can live on the dead tissue of the hair, nails, and outer skin layers. The body normally hosts a variety of fungi. Tinea capitis is caused by by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes.

The fungi that cause tinea infections do well...

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