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Will Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo regrow hair loss caused by ringworm?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Needs oral med

Ring worm in the scalp which causes loss of hai in that area more common in children but can happen in adults, needs to be treated with oral antifungal drug like grsiofulvin or Lamisil (terbinafine) and as the infection clears completely the hair will grow back.
Niozoral shampoo is also used along with oral med which will prevent the growth of fungi as well as kill the pathogen.But shampoo alone will not work.

In brief: Needs oral med

Ring worm in the scalp which causes loss of hai in that area more common in children but can happen in adults, needs to be treated with oral antifungal drug like grsiofulvin or Lamisil (terbinafine) and as the infection clears completely the hair will grow back.
Niozoral shampoo is also used along with oral med which will prevent the growth of fungi as well as kill the pathogen.But shampoo alone will not work.
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