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Ringworm infection in a child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My three year old with ringworms on her body, she has about 8 of them. how do I het rid of them?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   she needs a antifungal cream for local application
User :   So how do I get rid of the ringworms on my toddler?
User :   I had that and then she start getting bald spots in her scalp
User :   So....
Doctor :   over the counter antifungal creams like Micatin, Tinactin,
Doctor :   can be used
Doctor :   other creams include Monistat-Derm, Lotrimin, and Lamisil.
User :   I know, Ive tried.everything even.cream for athletes foot. Can she use something orally
User :   I used 2 bottles of lotrimin
Doctor :   In that case, oral antifungal medications can be used including fluconazole
User :   Is she too young for oral?
User :   Shes 3
Doctor :   a lower dosage can be used
User :   Ok, thank yoy
User :   *you
User :   Whats the name of it
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   Is this a onetime charge on my card?
Doctor :   fluconazole has been found useful to kids as well
Doctor :   with lesser side effects
Doctor :   yes this charge is only once
Doctor :   there are no recurring charges
User :   Ok once again...thank you! You were very helpful!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   take care and have a great day
Doctor :   Please leave your feedback if this service was helpful to you
User :   Same to you!
User :   Ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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