How to diferrentiate Tinea capitis from alopecia areata and how to treat it, please let me know..

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ALOPECIA AREATA : 1. Rounded patches of hair loss. 2. The involved patches are smooth. 3. Exclamation hairs at the margin 4. Yellow or black dots are present. 5. Non itchy and non scaly. 6. Self limiting. Steroid and minoxidil hasten the recovery. TINEA CAPITIS : 1 Rounded patches of hair loss. 2. Presence of 'Comma' hairs. 3. Scaly and itchy 4. Contagious. Often spread with sharing of comb. 5. Treatment is antifungal.

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Simple method to know different between tinea capitis and alopecia,first tinea present in ring worm type patch and mostly found in childhood age sometimes also found in elder age, alopecia is autoimmune disorder found in elder age in type of smoothy patch .... Ayurvedic treatment depend on patient condition and age..

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@follicular plugs are present in tinea capitis along with scaly lesion ; AA has smooth patches with no follicular plugs

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application of the resin from the dried aragwada phala is beneficial.

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