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How can I treat ringworm on the scalp?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

In scalp ringworm the fungus is growing inside the hair follicles, so topical medications are usually ineffective.
An oral prescription medication is required in most cases. See your doctor.

In brief: See a doctor

In scalp ringworm the fungus is growing inside the hair follicles, so topical medications are usually ineffective.
An oral prescription medication is required in most cases. See your doctor.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scalp Ringworm

Ectothrix hair invasion is due to infection with m. Canis, m. Audouinii, m. Distortum, m. Ferrugineum, m. Gypseum, m. Nanum, and t.
Verrucosum. The fungal branches (hyphae) and spores (arthroconidia) cover the outside of the hair. Endothrix invasion results from infection with t. Tonsurans, t. Violaceum and t. Soudanense. The hair shaft is filled with fungal branches (hyphae) and spores-lamisil rx.

In brief: Scalp Ringworm

Ectothrix hair invasion is due to infection with m. Canis, m. Audouinii, m. Distortum, m. Ferrugineum, m. Gypseum, m. Nanum, and t.
Verrucosum. The fungal branches (hyphae) and spores (arthroconidia) cover the outside of the hair. Endothrix invasion results from infection with t. Tonsurans, t. Violaceum and t. Soudanense. The hair shaft is filled with fungal branches (hyphae) and spores-lamisil rx.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
Thank
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