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Ringworm on Scalp (cont.)

Scalp Ringworm Outlook

Daily oral griseofulvin in combination with medicated shampoo has been the most common treatment of scalp ringworm over the last several decades. Generally, this combination is successful, but new antifungal drugs are being studied due to increasing resistance to griseofulvin and the desire for faster treatment. If ringworm treatment is started early and if the medications are taken as prescribed, scalp ringworm can be successfully cured, and the hair in bald spots will likely grow back.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014
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