Transmission prevention of scalp fungus and hair loss
- Combs, hairbrushes, towels, razors should not be shared.
- Neither should bed linen, caps, scarves, etc.
- Combs, scissors, towels, razors, etc. should be disinfected regularly after the start of treatment. Bed linen must be boil-washed if possible. Toys and cuddly toys must also be regularly disinfected or – if possible – washed at high temperatures.
- In addition, all the above-mentioned items should best be stored separately, and surfaces should also be disinfected regularly – fungi are, after all, very stubborn.
- The affected person should avoid close contact with pets during the infection.
- Visits to the hairdresser should be avoided during this time until the fungus has completely gone.
- In addition, the hair should be blow-dried dry after every wash. Fungi like moist climates and thrive in them.
- If it is microsporum canis, the pets should be examined by a vet immediately. Baskets, blankets, etc. should be disinfected or discarded and replaced with new ones.
Other types of fungus that can infect the scalp
Typical symptoms of this are:
- Yellowish greasy dandruff
- Itchy patches that are usually reddish-brown in colour
- Increased hair loss