Medical Specialty >> Dermatology

Doctors Lounge - Dermatology Answers

Back to Dermatology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/18/2017.

Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: How long does tinea have to go untreated to cause balding, l


 dns6405 - Sun May 31, 2009 10:04 pm

My daughter has been diagnosed with tinea capitis and has significant hair loss. I have taken her repeatedly to her dermatologist over the past 4 months and was told it was sebborheic dermatitis. I finally took her out of the state to a pediatric derm and was told it was a fungus and she is now being treated after a scalp culture. Can tinea develop in 2 weeks that casue balding, lesions, lymph nodes (clavical), and pustules?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:12 am

User avatar Yes indeed,certain type of fungi especially of animal origin do cause florid symptoms at a short time.But take heart,responds well to treatment with oral antifungals.Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us