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When should I call my doctor if I have ringworm of the scalp or beard?

You should call your doctor if you think you have ringworm on your scalp or beard. Unlike other types of ringworm, these conditions usually need to be treated with prescription antifungal medication for a few weeks -- possibly up to 3 months. If not treated, these conditions can lead to more serious infections.

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