Ringworm does not make people sick directly and is not contagious. However, it can be difficult to adapt emotionally. For many people, alopecia is a traumatic disease that requires treatments that address the emotional aspect of hair loss, as well as the hair loss itself.
Ringworm is a condition that causes hair to fall out in small patches so that it is not noticeable. However, these patches may become noticeable later.
Sudden hair loss can occur on the scalp and in some cases on the eyebrows, eyelashes and face and other parts of the body. It can also develop slowly and recur years later.
This condition can cause total hair loss, called alopecia universalis, and prevent hair from growing back. When the hair grows back, it is possible that the hair will fall out again. The degree of hair loss and regrowth varies from person to person.
HOW IS RINGWORM TREATMENT DONE?
The most common form of treatment for alopecia is the use of cortisones, which are powerful anti-inflammatory drugs that can suppress the immune system. These are most often in the form of local injections, topical application of ointments or pills.
In the treatment of ringworm, first of all, local treatment creams and lotions are applied to the area where ringworm develops. Local treatment may sometimes not bring benefits. There are different types of alopecias. In all types of alopecia, a positive response may not be obtained from local treatments.
In this case, with intralesional injection, the area with direct ringworm is intervened with a needle under the skin. In alopecia, which is much more common, systemic, that is, drugs containing cortisone can usually be switched to. In addition, a special mixture called sadbe is applied to the area where ringworm develops and the treatment is applied.