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Forum Name: Fungal infections

Question: Tinea capitis

 dawalt - Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:40 pm

I was told by my brother in-law, who is a general practitioner, that I have what is called Tinea capitis. I'm loosing a lot of hair from this. I've used dandruf shampoo with no relief. I also have reoccuring nail fungus. He recomended Diflucan one tablet for three days. What is your opinion?

Thanks so much for any help I can get.
 dsjeya - Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:35 am

u can repeat the treatment
since u have nailfungus in nails too a 3 month course of grisofulvin wlll help.topical clotrimazole can be applied
 monicasev - Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:57 pm

My 7 year old daughter developed a scaly rash on the nape of her neck under her hair. She has been seen twice by different dermatologists. She was first diagnosed with tinea capitis (ringworm) and then with a "fungal infection" -- not specified (but it grew rapidly in lab conditions). She has taken griseofulvin and used topical ketoconozale. Then when 2-3 months went by and it didnt' help, she was prescribed with another anti=fungal oral medication. She has also been using T-Cell shampoo, ketoconozale cream, shampoo, and various steriod topicals. All to no avail. It's itchy, the hair doesnt break off, it's reddish with large white scales.


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