Treatment Of Baldness Due To Fungal Infections?

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In the afternoon, I want to ask. My head on the left side has a bulb that can’t grow hair (bald). I’ve been to the doctor, he said the cause of my baldness is due to a fungus (ringworm). I was given medicine by the doctor, but the baldness on my head didn’t heal (it’s been 3 weeks). Is there any other treatment? And on the bald part of my head, there is a mole. I felt the mole getting bigger and bigger. Is it quite dangerous or not and if it is checked by a doctor How is it handled? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hello Melissa, Thank you for the question.

A fungal infection of the scalp is known as tinea capitis with the following symptoms:

the scalp becomes red or becomes flaky to form dandruff itching on the scalp hair easily falls out to form a bald area. Treatment for tinea capitis is usually a combination of drugs taken with antifungal shampoo. Drinking medicine can be given for 6-8 weeks until the infection is resolved, while the use of shampoo is intended to prevent further infection and kill fungal spores.

A mole is formed from a collection of cells that produce skin color / pigment. The characteristics of moles that need to be more aware of are moles that are enlarged, change shape, change color / have several colors, are itchy, are irregular in shape, and can bleed.

You should go back to check with a dermatologist if your complaints of this yeast infection have not improved in 3 weeks. The doctor will also check for moles that you are referring to. If necessary, the doctor will perform a biopsy (taking tissue samples) of the mole to determine whether the mole is a dangerous mole or not. If this mole is suspected of being skin cancer, the next treatment depends on the stage, it can be surgical removal, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or immunotherapy.

Hope this information is helpful.

Dr. Aloisia

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