Azoles for Ringworm of the Scalp or Beard
Pills or liquid (oral)
Shampoo and cream (topical, applied directly to the skin)
How It Works
Azoles stop the growth of fungi.
Why It Is Used
You can use azole pills to treat ringworm of the scalp and beard. You can use ketoconazole shampoo along with pills to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard.
How Well It Works
Azoles are an effective treatment for ringworm of the scalp or beard.
Side effects are rare when you use azole cream or shampoo to treat ringworm of the scalp or beard. When you use azole pills or liquids, side effects may include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
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