Tinea Scalp Home Care
Home care for tinea capitis includes:
- Do not scratch the skin:
- This makes the infection worse.
- Gently clean your scalp:
- Clean twice a day
- Dry the skin thoroughly after rinsing
- Keep your scalp dry:
- Avoid activities that make you sweat.
- Clean clothes in hot soapy water.
- Use a shampoo that contains selenium sulfide:
- Take oral antihistamines for itching:
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Tinea Scalp Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have tinea capitis and any of the following:
Continue to Tinea Scalp Prevention
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