A. Tinea capitis primarily affects school-aged children, appearing as one or more round patches of alopecia. Hair shafts broken off at the scalp may appear as black dots. Sometimes tinea capitis appears as non-specific dandruff, or gray patches of hair, or areas of scales, pustules and erythema. A localized, boggy, indurated granuloma called a "kerion" may develop.
B. Tinea capitis should be treated with oral therapy. Griseofulvin (Fulvicin PG, Gris-PEG, Grisactin Ultra). Itraconazole (Sporanox) and terbinafine (Lamisil) are effective options.
III. Tinea barbae. Tinea barbae affects the beard area of men who work with animals. It is often accompanied by bacterial folliculitis and inflammation secondary to ingrown hairs. Oral therapy with griseofulvin, itraconazole (Sporanox) or terbinafine (Lamisil) is preferred over topical therapy because the involved hair follicles do not respond well to topical therapy.
Was this article helpful?
The best start to preventing hair loss is understanding the basics of hair what it is, how it grows, what system malfunctions can cause it to stop growing. And this ebook will cover the bases for you. Note that the contents here are not presented from a medical practitioner, and that any and all dietary and medical planning should be made under the guidance of your own medical and health practitioners. This content only presents overviews of hair loss prevention research for educational purposes and does not replace medical advice from a professional physician.