Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Melissa | 2011/05/03

Q.

Ringworms

I have been to the doctor twice for my sons ringworms, nothing seems to help, the infection seems to be spreading. Please advise what I can give him orrally to get rid of the infections.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You do not mention your son's age.Have you already tried applying Canesten Cream twice daily to your son's ringworms? If the ringworms have not cleared after using Canesten then he will need to take a medicine called Griseofulvin by mouth,once daily for six weeks. You will need to get a prescription from your doctor for the Griseofulvin.

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