U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 17-year-old male asked:

My 17 year old was diagnosed w/tinea capitis 3 days ago. griseofulvin was prescribed. what's the best shampoo for african-american descent?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Mild shampoo.: The scalp is already irritated. The cause is being treated Use a mild shampoo that is not strongly scented. You don't want strong scent and soap molecules to irritate the area more. It a shampoo stings or causes itching, don't use it, of course.
Last updated May 29, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.