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A 37-year-old female asked about a male:

Our 3 yr old has ringworm lesions on his scalp.the dr wont give oral anti fungal. we are using lamisil (terbinafine) cream 2x day and nizoral shampoo will it work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Doubt it: Generally the fungus is entrenched in the hair root and eradication will require meds that are delivered through the blood.The topical agents can suppress the fungus but are unlikely to clear it. I'd consult another doc.
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