What Are the Treatments for Fungus of the Scalp?
Fungus of the scalp, or tinea capitis, is caused by the mold-like fungi dermatophytes, according to MedlinePlus. It usually only affects children and quickly disappears at puberty. It can, however, occur at any age and affect anyone. Ringworm, the fungus that causes this condition, thrives in warm, moist areas such as bathrooms, locker rooms or swimming areas. Individuals who have minor skin or scalp injuries, poor hygiene or excessively wet skin such as from sweating have an increased risk of contraction.