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Ringworm on Scalp (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A doctor should examine any child with scalp itch, scaling, or areas of hair loss for evidence of scalp ringworm as many other skin conditions such as psoriasis and dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) can look like scalp ringworm and are treated differently.

Treatment occurs over a course of weeks to months, so generally, scalp ringworm infections are not emergencies, but should be examined by a doctor to start appropriate treatment.

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