Tinea capitis, also known as scalp ringworm, is a fungal infection that affects the scalp and hair - including the eyebrows and eyelashes. Its symptoms include itching, scaly, dry rashes, and red, swollen patches. Mold-like fungi called dermatophytes are the culprits behind tinea capitis. Treatment for the infection involves taking an oral antifungal medication. Since […]
Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites and the like, and can be transmitted to other people quickly. Learn more about the types of infectious diseases in children, here.