Fungal diseases are not only unpleasant physically. It is a delicate subject, which can only be trusted to a qualified specialist to get rid of the disease as quickly as possible. And scalp fungus is no exception. After all, shiny and thick hair is a person’s calling card, as well as a sign of good health. Sometimes the problem is solved with help:

The exact diagnosis, the causes of problems with the scalp and a suitable treatment can be assigned only a doctor trichologist after a detailed examination and taking all the tests. However, there are a number of common symptoms by which you can recognize a fungal disease of the scalp:

Severe hair loss.
Itching and flaking of the scalp with inflammation.
Areas with inflammation have round outlines, and alopecia (baldness) is observed within the foci.
Seals of pinkish color appear on the skin, on the surface of which vesicles and pus form.
Dandruff, increased hair brittleness, right at the roots. Dry, dull hair.
Types of diseases
Everyone can, unfortunately, contract mycosis or scalp fungus. As a rule, children, teenagers and people with sensitive skin are at risk. The most common forms of fungus are microsporia and trichophytosis (ringworm), which are often transmitted from animals, as well as through tools in hair salons, where hygiene standards are not respected.

Trichophytosis is a serious disease. When neglected, it causes massive hair loss and formation of bald patches. You can catch the disease even by contact with personal belongings of a person infected with fungus.

In the first days of infection, the disease has almost no symptoms. After about 7 days, itching and burning on the surface of the scalp appears, hair begins to break at the roots. In the more severe form, trichophytosis is characterized by purulent inflammation on the scalp, as well as general weakness and fever. In addition, there is a deterioration of the nails, with a change in color.

Microsporia has similar symptoms: itching, burning, peeling, the appearance of purulent seals on the scalp. However, unlike trichophytosis, microsporiasis spreads very quickly, infecting all family members and their immediate environment.

If the above symptoms appear, you should immediately consult a doctor and undergo an examination.

There is also a third type of scalp fungus – seborrheic dermatitis. The infection disrupts the sebaceous glands, which leads to an overabundance of fatty acids on the skin. Because of the excess sebum in the scalp, pimples and pustules appear, accompanied by itching, burning and unpleasant odor.