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

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 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.

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Last updated May 29, 2015

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