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Question: Tinea Capitis? I've had tinea capitis for a long time now. I keep getting treatment, but always have to stop for some reason (no access to medicine, high medicine costs). I'm losing hair and am really concerned. My question is, with continued treatment will it ever permanently go away, and will my hair grow back?

Answer: The fungi that cause tinea infections thrive in warm, moist areas. You have an increased risk for tinea infection if you have poor hygiene, prolonged wetness of the skin (such as from sweating), and minor skin or scalp injuries. Tinea infections are contagious. You can catch it if you come into direct contact with someone who has the condition, or if you touch contaminated items such as combs, hats, clothing, or similar surfaces. The infection can also be spread by pets, particularly cats. Please see the web pages for more details on Tinea capitis.

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