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For how long can scalp ringworm last without treatment?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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a very long time! Untreated fungal infections of the scalp are also prone to superinfection with bacteria, which requires more intensive treatment to improve.
Fungal infections of the scalp usually require several weeks of oral anti fungal medications for cure.

In brief: The answer is....

a very long time! Untreated fungal infections of the scalp are also prone to superinfection with bacteria, which requires more intensive treatment to improve.
Fungal infections of the scalp usually require several weeks of oral anti fungal medications for cure.
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