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How to treat kerion

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fungus: Kerion areas are caused by a fungus, similar to the fungus that causes ringworm.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fungus: Kerion areas are caused by a fungus, similar to the fungus that causes ringworm.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Inflammed,swelling,: Raised tender with pus on top. This is deep infection with bacteria and probable fungus. Requires treatment with combination of oral antibiotics and a... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Complex: usually, kerion looks like a deeply inflamed crusted plaque with overlying hairloss and crusting
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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
A : A kerion is a fungal infection and will require an oral medication prescribed by a dermatologist. Read more about fungal infections and treatment opt... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Treatment failure: I'd say that if you are seeing zero improvement in symptoms after 6 weeks of treatment that its time for a re-evaluation of your medications, doses an... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Rogaine (minoxidil) indications: The safety and efficacy of this product for use in children has not been established.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Kerion: A Kerion is caused by reaction to fungal infection of the scalp, keflex & Bactroban (mupirocin) are antibacterial agent, they help only if there ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Pneumonia: Bacterial and fungal pneumonias are treatable but primary viral pneumonias are often resistant to treatments like antibiotics or antiviral medications... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: If caught early and the type of histology is favorable it is totally treated with very high success rate.

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