How can I manage my tinea capitis on a daily basis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Make sure to follow your doctor's instructions, including taking the medications your doctor prescribes to treat your tinea capitis, which is more commonly known as scalp ringworm. Medicated shampoos that include selenium sulfide can kill surface fungus and make the infection less contagious. The infection may persist and also recur, so be diligent in watching for symptoms and take preventative measures such as maintaining good hygiene and keeping shared spaces clean.

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