Symptoms of scalp fungus include patches of scaly skin around or above the scalp, brittle or fragile hair, tender or painful scalp, and gray or reddened scaly areas, according to Mayo Clinic. Patches may have small black dots where hair has broken off.
Treatment for a fungal scalp infection depends on the type of fungus, with some requiring use of a prescription medicine such as griseofulvin. Some fungal infections clear without treatment, according to WebMD.
Hair loss can be caused by fungus on the scalp and other parts of the body according to WebMD. Ringworm is just one example of a fungus that can cause hair loss.
Griseofulvin and terbinafine hydrochloride are the top anti-fungal medications prescribed for fungus on the scalp, also known as tinea capitis or ringworm of the scalp. Doctors also often prescribe a medicated shampoo containing a 2.5 percent solution of selenium sulfid...
Fungal infections of the hands are caused by trichophyton rubrum, a dermatophytic fungus. This infection is commonly transmitted by direct contact with infected people, animals, soil or household articles, such as towels and bed sheets, according to the American Academy...
Facial fungus infections are caused by direct skin-to-skin contact with a dermatophyte fungus. The infectives that cause facial fungus often come from existing fungal infection of the feet or nails. There are two types of fungal infections of the face: tinea faciei and ...
A fungus is a eukaryotic organism that cannot produce its own food via photosynthesis, has cell walls that contain chitin and reproduces via the use of spores, according to the University of Hawaii. Common examples of fungi include mushrooms, molds and yeasts.