Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Ringworm of the Scalp Prevention

Prevention of tinea capitis includes:

  • Avoid close contact with those who have tinea capitis.
  • Keep your skin clean and dry:
    • Bathe after physical exertion and sweating.
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Wash personal items regularly:
    • Bedding
    • Clothes
    • Linens
  • Do not share personal care items:
    • Brushes
    • Combs
    • Towels
    • Razors
  • Wash your hands frequently.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Ringworm of the Scalp References
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