A to Z: Tinea Capitisenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgTinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) is a fungal scalp infection that can be cured with medication.tinea, tinea capitis, ringworm, fungal, fungus, infection, scalp, itchy scalp, follicles, hair, kerion11/06/201204/11/201909/02/2019c52f1e6a-de67-42b3-8d24-73f65341f165https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tinea.html/<p><a class="kh_anchor">Tinea</a> capitis (ringworm of the scalp) is a fungal scalp infection that can be cured with medication.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Tinea capitis occurs when a type of fungus infects the scalp and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">hair</a> follicles. This can cause the scalp to itch, flake, swell, and become red. Fluid-filled sores might appear in the affected area, and hair may fall out in patches. In some cases a swollen, soft lump with many sores (called a kerion) develops, caused by the body's reaction to the fungus.</p> <p>Tinea capitis needs to be treated with oral (taken by mouth) antifungal medications. In cases with a kerion, a steroid medication also might be needed to help reduce inflammation. Without treatment, scarring and permanent hair loss may occur.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Tinea capitis is contagious, but usually only spreads among people who have frequent close contact with each other, such as family members.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
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