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I was diagnosed with ringworm of the scalp. I only received a medicated shampoo and was wondering if I also needed an oral anti-fungal? I also was wondering how long it is contagious after starting shampoo treatment.

Female | 23 years old
Complaint duration: few days

2 Answers

A short course of anti fungal medication gives a higher cure rate and reduces risk of infection to others faster
It is better to get an oral medication.

Suzanne Sirota Rozenberg, DO, FAOCD, FAAD
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