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A 28-year-old female asked:

How likely is it for my daughters hair to grow back after an infection from a ring worm she has been through almost 6 rounds of antibiotics and i have but triple antibiotic ointment on the infected spot nothin seems to make it go away or make the hair gro

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Dr. Jocelyn LaRocque
Dermatology 28 years experience
Very : Very likely! if you have seen your doctor and have gotten rid of the fungal infection, you should see hair growth begin. Keep in mind, the hair has to start from the root, so it can take several weeks after the infection is gone to begin to see small sprouting hairs. Just give it a little time.
Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 27 years experience
It will: Hair will regrow after ringworm is treated. Sounds like maybe she hadn't been treated property, or gas the wrong diagnosis. Ringworm of the scalp or nails needs oral medication called griseofulvin for several months. Nothing topical will cure ringworm infection in this area
Last updated Nov 24, 2020


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