Causes And Treats Ulcers On The Head?
I want to ask what is the medicine to get rid of ulcers on the head? Even the ointment is ready if it can get rid of the ulcers on the head
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Before you can give proper treatment, it is necessary to first know the cause of ulcers on your head. Ulcers on the head are most often caused by a fungal infection called tinea capitis. Tinea capitis can give various forms of lesions on the scalp including:
an area on the scalp that appears inflamed that can cause pus to form (also known as a kerion)
round black areas on the scalp that appear scaly
scalp that looks dry scaly like dandruff in certain areas
bald areas on the scalp are smooth
yellowish area and looks crusty
Tinea capitis can also not cause any symptoms other than itching on the head and scales like dandruff appear
Tinea capitis can occur due to not keeping the scalp clean or infected by other people or animals that carry fungal infections on the skin. In addition to fungal infections, it is also necessary to think about some other possible causes of ulcers on the head, for example:
Dermatitis, such as seborrheic dermatitis or atopic dermatitis
Discoid lupus erythematosus is one of the skin manifestations of lupus
Psoriasis, which is a chronic autoimmune reaction in which redness and thickening of the skin occurs
Allergic reactions and irritation for example due to the use of certain hair care products
To be sure, it is necessary to directly examine the ulcers on your scalp, therefore it's a good idea to go to a doctor or dermatologist. Doctors can perform examinations such as examination with Wood's lamp and skin scraping and examination under a microscope to get a definite diagnosis. The therapy given will adjust to the findings, but if the baldness you are experiencing is indeed caused by tinea capitis, then the therapy is an antifungal medication taken by mouth (oral antifungal). Doctors can also prescribe antifungal shampoo, but the use of shampoo is given only to prevent transmission. Oral antifungal medications are hard drugs that require a doctor's prescription to buy them.
This fungal infection is very contagious. Therefore, it is necessary to take some steps to prevent transmission. Here are some things you can do to prevent transmission:
Do treatment regularly
Wash your hands after touching the fungal-infected area
Don't share towels with other people
Wash clothes, towels, bed linen, and other fabrics that have touched your scalp with hot water. Do it when starting treatment to prevent recurring infections on your scalp.
That's all the information from me, I hope you answer
dr. Irna Cecilia