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Should I talk to my doctor about my tinea capitis symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

You should talk to your doctor about any symptoms of tinea capitis, or scalp ringworm. Aside from the fact that scalp ringworm is uncomfortable, itchy, painful, and causes bald patches on the scalp, another reason to see your doctor is that this infection is highly contagious. The only cure for this fungal infection is prescription medication.

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