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What can I do to manage ringworm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Week or 2 of otc med

Depending on the site, most ringworm will respond to otc anti-fungals that are applied to the area 2x daily with clearing expected within 2wks.
If in the scalp, a dr's visit for confirmation & initiation of oral anti-fungal agent is often necessary because the infection is deep in the hair root, well below the reach of topical agennts.

In brief: Week or 2 of otc med

Depending on the site, most ringworm will respond to otc anti-fungals that are applied to the area 2x daily with clearing expected within 2wks.
If in the scalp, a dr's visit for confirmation & initiation of oral anti-fungal agent is often necessary because the infection is deep in the hair root, well below the reach of topical agennts.
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