Ringworm on Scalp Topic Guide
Ringworm on Scalp: Scalp ringworm (tinea capitis) is a very common fungal infection among children throughout the world. Symptoms and signs include hair loss, reddening, crusting, and scaling of the scalp. Treatment typically involves oral antifungal medications and medicated shampoo.
Ringworm on Body Ringworm (or tinea corporis) is a common fungal infection resulting from dermatophytes. Symptoms and signs include lesions on the trunk, legs, arms, neck, and face. Ringworm can affect anyone at anytime. Though ringworm may resolve on its own, some ringworm may require antifungal medication.