Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Chesty | 2011-06-28



a while back we had visitors and their child had ringworms on his scalp and the child used the same comb and brush that my 7 years old son was using and the mom just said its no problem the ringworms or the round sores were not contagious but now my son has the same rings on his scalp now. what can i use to get rid of them. i am so upset because i told my friend that my son would end up with them ad she should have brought a brush for his son

Expert's Reply



You are correct. Ringworm is very infectious and is caused by a fungus infection. Scalp ringworm is difficult to treat and can become very unsightly and chronic. The only effective tretament is to give your son a medicine called Griseofulvin liquid in a dose of 250mg once daily for 6 weeks. It is essential to complete the course and not to miss a single dose of the Griseofulvin in order for the treatment to be successful.

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