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Ringworm on Scalp (cont.)

Follow-up

For the infection to be completely cured, the hair needs to grow out. With average hair growth, this process could take weeks to months. Continuing to take all the medications prescribed for the entire course of treatment is important. The medicated shampoo can help but should not replace the oral medications. Routine follow-up with the doctor is advised to measure the effect of the treatment and to monitor the potential side effects.

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