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Contrary to its name this is not a worm but a type of fungus. It is often an intensely itchy condition characterised by patches of greyish-white scale surrounded by a red ring-shaped area which is the distinctive feature of ringworm. The 'ash-like' scale is due to the destruction of the hair shafts by the fungus but quite often though there is no hair loss at all:

  • Diagnosis is made by microscopic examination.
  • The treatment for this condition are anti-fungal creams and prescription medications

Your trichologist can diagnose this condition but you will need to see your family doctor for treatment.

VirtualHairCare says:

Don't sleep with your cat! Pets can spread ringworm especially if snuggled up next to your skin.



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