Scalp ringworm my sound gross, but it's surprisingly easy to treat. Find out all about scalp ringworm prevention and treatment in this quiz.uu
Which group of school-age children are most likely to contract ringworm of the scalp?
What is a likely way of contracting ringworm of the scalp?
- person-to-person contact
- person-to-animal contact
- Both ways are likely.
What type of parasite is ringworm?
- external parasite
- internal parasite
- It's not a parasite.
There are two types of ringworm that can affect the scalp. What are they?
- small-spore ringworm and large-spore ringworm
- soft-spore ringworm and hard-spore ringworm
- There aren't two types of ringworm.
In addition to a ring-like appearance, what is another telltale sign of a ringworm infection?
- bald spots
- a green tint to the skin
How does a doctor diagnose ringworm?
- with a blood test
- through visual examination of the scalp
- by having hair samples observed under a microscope
What is the most common treatment of ringworm of the scalp?
- an antibiotic medication
- an antifungal medication
- an antiviral medication
Antifungal medications are most likely to be given in which form?
A common complementary treatment for ringworm of the scalp uses an antifungal in which form?
- a spray
- a hair mask
- a shampoo
How long will it take hair in the bald patches to grow back once ringworm treatment is completed?
- three to four weeks
- six to 12 months
- two years