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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried | 2005/12/12

Q.

ringworm (scalp)

My child is 6 years old and has " scalp ringworm" for more than 10 months. I have being using benzoicacid co ointment until now which is what the nurses/sisters at the clinic keep on giving me even though it is not working. All the ointment does is heal on the outside, because new ones keep on coming.

Please advise me on the right medication, as this one is not working and I am getting worried.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common problem. You son needs to be treated on a medicine called griseofulvin 125mg daily for 6 weeks.Please ask your doctor or pharmacist.

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