A 29-year-old member asked:
does any one know what strength sporanox (itraconazole) comes in to get rid of ringworm of the scalp?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on…: Age of the patient, condition of liver function, other meds being taken. Preferred treatment for tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is griseofulvin, although sporonox has shown effectiveness as well. Since topical antifungals are usually ineffective, it's best to see your fp for treatment. Fp may want to check liver function before starting one of these potent meds. Count on 4-6 weeks treatment.
Answered on Sep 17, 2012
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