This condition can follow on from seborrhoeic dermatitis or psoriasis and it is often linked to stress. The scaling can be very heavy and thick and can build up on the hair. It can be effectively treated in the clinic with specific scalp creams to soften and remove the scale.
Despite the name, ringworm doesn’t actually have anything to do with worms, it is actually a fungal infection that can cause hair loss and breakage. It is usually more common in young children and it is highly contagious therefore, a correct diagnosis and treatment is required to prevent further spreading.