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Is There A Test To Find Out A Fungal Infection / Seborrheic Dermatitis On A Scalp? Thanks.

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posted June 29
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Is that a test only a dermatologist can order?

posted July 1
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Yes, there are tests to determine if you have a fungal infection or seborrheic dermatitis on your scalp:

1. Physical Exam: Your doctor will start with a physical examination of your scalp to look for symptoms like dandruff, greasy scales, and plaques.

2. Skin Biopsy: A small piece of skin is removed and examined under ... read more

Yes, there are tests to determine if you have a fungal infection or seborrheic dermatitis on your scalp:

1. Physical Exam: Your doctor will start with a physical examination of your scalp to look for symptoms like dandruff, greasy scales, and plaques.

2. Skin Biopsy: A small piece of skin is removed and examined under a microscope. This can help differentiate seborrheic dermatitis from other conditions.

3. Fungal Culture: A sample from your skin is taken to see if any fungus grows from it.

4. PAS Staining Test: This test can be done on the skin biopsy to detect the presence of fungus.

If you suspect a fungal infection or seborrheic dermatitis, it's best to consult with your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

 This AI-generated response comes from MySebDermTeam and other selected sources. It is not a substitute for medical advice. Always ask your doctor about specific health concerns.

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