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Is tolnaftate safe to use on the scalp? if not, why not? would it possibly cause hair loss?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Yes: Tolnaftate is a synthetic thiocarbamate used as an anti-fungal agent sold without prescription as a cream, powder, spray, and liquid aerosol. Tolnaftate is used to treat fungal conditions such as jock itch, athlete's foot and ringworm, and can be used on the scalp without the likelihood of damaging the hair.
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