Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Sarah | 2009-02-28

Q.

Treating ringworm

My 2 year old recently contracted ringworm from an infected kitten. He initially had small raised patches on his leg and arm. My pharmacist prescribed Ketazol cream, and I have been applying it regularly. But he now also has a patch behind his ear (at the edge of his hairline) and a large one on his buttock. Should I take him to see a doctor for an oral anti-fungal treatment or is the cream sufficient?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The Ketazol cream should be adequate to treat your son's ringworm,but I prefer to use the original 'Canesten' cream twice daily

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