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What are the best treatment for ring worms on scalp?

My kid has stubborn ringworm on the scalp for 3 months and its becoming itchy, i have tried an ointment called daktar and one more ointment as well as oral medicaton ( 1 month cure) but no succes. What is the best treatment for ringworms on sclp, home remedies or other?
Fri, 27 Dec 2013
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Hi. Thanks for posting you concern at HCM

Ringworm of the scalp OR Tinea capitis needs to be first confirmed by a dermatologist who would send a hair sample for fungal culture.

If fungal culture come out to be +ve then treatment of Tinea capitis with either oral groseofulvin for 6-8 weeks OR oral Terbinafine for 4 weeks should be curative

Along with that it is also advisable to use an antifungal shampoo e.g 2% Ketoconazole to prevent the community spread of tinea.

I would advice a lab test for fungal culture from hair to confirm the diagnosis of tinea before any therapy.

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