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What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
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What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
I developed a small fungus on my scalp from my headgear. I've tried a bunch of over the counter antifungals and none of them have worked to get rid of it.

Anyone experience this and found an antifungal that worked?

thanks in advance
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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
Ketokonazole 1% is the active ingredient in Nizerol shampoo. Available at Walmart, Target and OTC most stores. Current best price appears to be Target.

https://nizoral.com/
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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
Eat plenty of fresh garlic and you won't be troubled by yeast infections. It will also keep vampires at bay - bonus!
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(11-03-2021, 05:17 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Ketokonazole 1% is the active ingredient in Nizerol shampoo.  Available at Walmart, Target and OTC most stores. Current best price appears to be Target.

It's not dandruff, it doesn't flake at all. It's a small fungus bump that won't go away.
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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
(11-03-2021, 05:50 PM)StevesSp Wrote: Eat plenty of fresh garlic and you won't be troubled by yeast infections. It will also keep vampires at bay - bonus!

I actually ate a tremendous amount of garlic for months and it didn't do anything.

Actually, the reviews on Amazon say that the Nizrol works on scalp fungus. I will give it a try. thanks
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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
Ketoconazole 2% cream is available by prescription. It controls but does not eliminate fungus for me.
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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
(11-03-2021, 05:53 PM)GuitarInnovations Wrote: It's not dandruff, it doesn't flake at all. It's a small fungus bump that won't go away.

Ketokonazole is a powerful anti-fungal. The OTC is 1% but you can get a prescription from a dermatologist for 2%. Get ointment if you want, but Nizerol is effective on scalp fungal infection, not just dandruff.  If you need a spot treatment, just get a 2% cream. You can avoid Rx by buying on Ebay or some pet supply, or use the creme if you have some previously prescribed.
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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
Thanks Sleeprider! And the other posters.

Itchy scalp....time to check this out.



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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
(11-03-2021, 04:39 PM)GuitarInnovations Wrote: I developed a small fungus on my scalp from my headgear. I've tried a bunch of over the counter antifungals and none of them have worked to get rid of it.

Anyone experience this and found an antifungal that worked?

thanks in advance

Great post.



Welcome to the forum!

I've wondered if headgear made my head itchy. I scratch my scalp a lot. Worth a try. Bought it....
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ResMed N20; ResMed P30i modified headgear; F&P Evora Full FFM



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RE: What antifungal worked for your scalp from headgear fungus?
Might I suggest a visit to the dermatologist, it might not be a fungus and a little liquid nitrogen works wonders.
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