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Ringworm on Scalp


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Comment from: tellbow, Female (Caregiver) Published: July 09

My daughter has had her ringworm for about a month. It spread to other spots. She has to take liquid antibiotics for almost two months and medicated shampoo and cream.

Comment from: ladyakil, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 27

My son has had ringworm for about a month now I have taken him to the doctor and he prescribed him with the medicine by mouth and the shampoo.


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