Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lina | 2012/10/05

Q.

Ring Worm

Please advise my two year old boy has ring worms all over his head. I took him to the pharmarcy to get the medicine. They gave me a cream to use . But they dried up. Now the ringworms are on his body...what causes ring worms?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Ringworms are caused by a fungus infection of the skin. Creams will not heal your son's scalp ringworm. He needs to take a medicine called Griseofulvin Liquid 125mg once daily,every day for 6 weeks. Speak to your pharmacist.

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