A 48-year-old member asked:
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what is the most effective medication for treating a scalp fungus?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TINEA CAPITIS: Fungus in the scalp is treated with Griseofulvin orally , selenium sulfide shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) , anti-fungal creams after shampoo.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Dose ? alternitives: Griseofulvin is a good medication for scalp fungus but sometimes needs to be pushed up to a 20 mg/kg/d dose before its effective. There are other meds ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Probably: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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How do you know?: See a dermatologist. Scalp fungus is unusual after puberty. When it occurs it should be treated. Perhaps you have something else.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
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Scalp fungus: Scalp fungus is called tinea capitis. The fungus should be cultured for identification. It can be treated with an oral antifungal agent by your docto ... Read More

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