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    Suggest treatment for fungal infection on the scalp

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: will my harmons
what will cause root of my hair back of head and neck to swell up or how do I treat this problem?
Is there a cure?

Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Could be due to a fungal infection.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query. However, I would need you to elaborate your query further. You could be having a fungal infection of your scalp but a clinical evaluation would be needed to confirm the same. If that is the case application of some antifungal like clotrimazole lotion topically or the use of antifungal shampoo like ketoconazole shampoo should help in the resolution of the problem. Treatment might need to be a bit prolonged but this is not something that is not curable.

Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 7 hours later
I have been using Medicated Selsun blue Shampoo
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Using ketoconazole shampoo would help

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. Over the counter Selsun Blue contains 1% selenium sulfide as its active ingredient in its most popular version. However, that itself would not be sufficient. I would insist on use of ketoconazole shampoo. You can typically buy ketoconazole shampoo over the counter at most pharmacies.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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