What Is The Medicine For Reddish Scalp To Become Patches?

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Good night, I want to ask, my child has a kind of dandruff at the beginning, it gets thicker and longer in a circle, the edges of the nyah are reddish and they are even wider, they even become Pitak, have been taken to the doctor given antibiotics and anti-allergies as well as ointments for mushrooms but nothing has changed

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Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The symptom you mentioned is a condition that is most likely tinea capitis. Tinea capitis, which also has another name ringworm of the hair, and ringworm of the scalp is a form of skin disorder caused by a fungus. It got the name ringworm because of its appearance, which is like a ring or a circle, but in fact it is not caused by worms at all.


This disease is contagious and affects the majority of children, with complications in the form of hair loss and permanent wounds on the scalp. In addition, this area of ​​the skin will feel itchy, scaly, red in color and may also be swollen. Transmission of this disease can be through animals such as cats, dogs, sheep and cows, and it can also be through inanimate objects such as towels, clothes, brushes, combs and sheets that have been contaminated.


Of course, this possibility may change if it has been seen by an expert directly, into skin disease due to fleas or mites, psoriasis or other skin disorders. Therefore, we recommend that you have your child checked by a dermatologist so that it can be seen directly and the necessary investigations are carried out to further confirm the cause of the appearance of these symptoms and the most appropriate treatment is chosen, usually in the form of one oral medicine to kill the fungus, and one in the form of special shampoo to prevent the spread of mold spores on the head.


However, if you have already checked with a dermatologist before, then you should come back for re-evaluation. Because some diseases do have the exact same appearance but for completely different reasons. Meanwhile at home, always make sure all family members maintain hand hygiene, wash your hair and scalp regularly with shampoo, avoid the animals we mentioned above, and don't share personal items with others. We wish your child a speedy recovery.


That's all, hope it helps.


dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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