Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect the scalp and cause hair fall. Here are some ways to manage hair fall caused by ringworm:
- Use antifungal shampoo: Use an antifungal shampoo containing ingredients such as ketoconazole or selenium sulfide to treat the infection and prevent further hair fall. Follow the instructions on the shampoo bottle and use it regularly as directed by your healthcare provider.
- Keep your scalp clean: Wash your hair regularly with a gentle shampoo to keep your scalp clean and prevent the spread of infection. Avoid using hot water, as it can further irritate your scalp and worsen hair fall.
- Avoid scratching your scalp: Scratching your scalp can cause further irritation and damage to your hair follicles, leading to more hair fall. Use a medicated lotion or cream to relieve the itching and avoid scratching.
- Take oral antifungal medication: In severe cases of ringworm, your healthcare provider may prescribe oral antifungal medication to help treat the infection and reduce hair fall.
- Practice good hygiene: Ringworm is contagious, so it’s important to practice good hygiene to prevent the infection from spreading to others. Avoid sharing combs, brushes, and hats, and wash your hands regularly.
- Consider cutting your hair: In some cases, cutting your hair short or shaving your head may be recommended to help manage ringworm and prevent further hair fall. Your healthcare provider can provide guidance on whether this is a suitable option for you.
It’s important to seek medical advice if you suspect you have ringworm or are experiencing hair fall. With proper treatment, hair fall caused by ringworm can be managed and hair can grow back over time.