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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Get a treatment for the ringworm first, the hair should grow back.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair resto ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
48 years experience Pediatrics
Anti fungal cream: If there is a single lesion u can use anti fungal cream like LOTRIMIN (clotrimazole) which is over the counter and u need to gently massage it in. If ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to fix it: Scalp ringworm invades the hair at the root, creating a continuous source of new infection. Creams you put on the scalp can kill off some of the expos ... Read More
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Oral anti fungal : Ringworm of the scalp is not effectively treated with shampoos or topical medications. Oral medications are usually required for several weeks.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Head & shoulders does not contain any anti-fungal medication, which is what ringworm is. You need treatment with an antifungal cream, and if the ringw ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/not: Your description is too vague to speculate a cause. Skin/hair issues usually require a visual exam for proper assessment. If it bothers you have the k ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Requires exam: The description & location are not specific enough for a label. An exam would be required to even begin to properly evaluate these.Any dermatologi ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Tinea capitis: For fungus in head area, topical ( anti- fungal shampoo) and oral anti- fungals are needed. None are available otc. Need prescription for both.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Ringworm: Ringworm of the scalp can be the same as fungus affecting the body

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