The main treatment for tinea capitis is prescription antifungal medications. It is taken by mouth.
(note: Some people cannot take antifungal medications. Tell your doctor about any other medications your child is taking and any medical problems he or she has.)
Medicated shampoos are not effective. They can help prevent the spread of infection to other people.
Tinea capitis may be difficult to treat. It may return after treatment. It sometimes goes away on its own at puberty.
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