Tinea capitis in infant- how to treat?
Hello, my 12-month-old infant nephew has got erythematous scalp lesions combined with hair loss. He was suspected of dermatophytosis and mycological analysis of all suspected lesions was performed. Clinical features and culture results confirmed tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis. He was treated with griseofulvin for 2 months. However, 15 days later at the end of treatment he presented with a single vesicle positive for M. canis. I would like to know how to treat this using any home remedy.
@keya Because ringworm is highly contagious, keep the fungus from spreading to other areas of body with good hygiene. This also helps prevent from spreading the infection to others, or contracting the infection again.
Bathe and wash hair at least every day when you have tinea capitis, and every two to three days to prevent it in the future. Avoid sharing any items of clothing or personal grooming items that go near bare skin. This includes makeup brushes, towels, shoes, hair brushes, etc. Coconut oil doesn’t just help to soothe itchy, irritated skin and make hair feel and look softer and healthier. The oil also has antifungal and antimicrobial effects, which can help skin to fight fungal infections like ringworm. Curcumin, the antioxidant and active compound found in turmeric spice, is antifungal and anti-inflammatory. As it fights fungal infections like ringworm, its anti-inflammatory effects can also calm irritated skin and soothe away red inflammation caused by the infections. This is why turmeric has been used in ancient alternative medicine as a natural ringworm remedy for this skin condition