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Hi I have a smooth bump on my head and

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Sun, 30 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi I have a smooth bump on my head and no hair is growing where hard smooth raised red area is it’s painful. I’m pregnant.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection of scalp, tinea capitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I would like to see a photo of the lesion you are having to help me better through diagnosis.

I suppose it may be tinea capitis a fungal infection of scalp.
I think you can use antifungal shampoo containing ketoconazole. It is cured with oral antifungals but they are not advisable in pregnancy.
You can also use antifungal ointment to apply over it.

Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 5 hours later
I’m not sure how to attach a picture. Is topical anti fungal safe during pregnancy? Is there a name of a cream to get? Is there a natural way to cure it? Is there a way to prevent it?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Use canesten antifungal creams.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again dear.
Attach a photo in reports.
You can use canestan antifungal cream.
Topical antifungal creams are safe in pregnancy.
Best regards
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 16 minutes later
Ok I added two pics in reports. Why would this happen? How is it prevented? Is it typically an over abundance of yeast? A vitamin deficiency?

Thanks!
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
I see the photo and is tinea

Detailed Answer:
OK. I see the photo you attached.
I still think it is a fungal infection of scalp.
It is caused by tinea, a type of fungus ( there are different types of tinea) and a person is contaminated from objects like combs, or towels of another person. Some types of tinea pass from animals to humans.
Further examinations like microscopy or fluorescence are needed to determine the kind of tinea.

Prevention consists of not sharing personal items and not using contaminated items.

Doesn't seem an overabundance of yeast.

It has nothing to do with vitamin definitely.

I think you should need oral antifungals but can't be taken while pregnant.

Best regards.
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