Can jojoba oil treat scalp ringworm?

Not likely. Jojoba oil is actually a mixture of long chain monounsaturated liquid wax esters. They are structurally different from triglycerides. Although it has been shown to have some antibacterial activity in test tubes, not aware of clinical trials showing efficacy against ringworm. Your friendly pharmacist can guide you to numerous otc meds effective against superficial fungal infections.

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Can I use selsum blue to treat scalp ringworm on my 4 year old son?

Scalp ringworm. No this is not effective. Generally it will require medication. You want to make sure that this is a ringworm. You could try lotrimin (clotrimazole) that you can get otc. Will not respond quickly , so give it 1-2weeks . If no help then will have to be seen for medication. Read more...

Can you contract scalp ringworm by trying on hats in a store?

Unlikely but posibl. If the any of the prior people that tried on the hat was shedding spores at the time it is possible but unlikely. You are more likely to come in contact with such material from contaminated combs or brushes that actually rake the scalp in normal use. Read more...

Hello, I have been taking oral medication for scalp ringworm for three weeks. The grey patch on my scalp has not faded at all. Any advice? Thanks

See a dermatologist. There is too little information for any other comment. "Ringworm" is not a medical term. Fungus in the scalp hair is very unusual after puberty. I suspect you have seen a practitioner who is naive about skin issues. See a pro and stop the "oral" medication-----what exactly is it? Read more...

What are the signs of scalp ringworm clearing?

Rash resolves. Usually the redness, scaliness, itching will resolve. The scalp starts to look and feel more normal. Read more...

Could I have scalp ringworm and not have a ring?

Yes. Ringworm is a common descriptive term that identifies the pattern that the fungus has on the skin. On the scalp, it infests the skin, base of the hairs and hair roots which gives rise to a much different appearance.It often appears like thick dandruff with some hair loss. Read more...

How do I know when my scalp ringworm is ALL gone?  

Have a look. Preferably have someone else look, and continue treatment a week beyond completely clear. Read more...

Can putting lutrimen ultra on the scalp help with scalp ringworm?

Not so much. Scalp ringworm usually requires oral anti- fungal called grifulvin...You need to se someone and get proper treatment. Scalp ringworm is tough and isn't easily treated with topical ointment. Read more...

Are white flakes associated with scalp ringworm? Is it a sign that it's improving or what?

Scalp rash. Ring worm of the scalp, is not a worm, but a fungus infection, that almost always only seen in children.. The get a thick rash, and often there is an area where the hair does not grow.White flakes on the scalp is called dandruff and is caused most often by seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, both chronic and treatable, not curable, conditions. Try to use dandruff shampoos, very often. Read more...
Ring Worm. Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection otherwise known as tinea. Ringworm most commonly affects the skin on the body (tinea corporis), the scalp (tinea capitis), the feet (tinea pedis, or athlete's foot), or the groin (tinea cruris, or jock itch). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-ringworm. Read more...