What are the AAP recommendations for children during tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) treatment?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patient education is paramount in eradicating tinea capitis. The current recommendations of the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics state that "Children receiving treatment for tinea capitis may attend school. Haircuts, shaving of the head, wearing a cap during treatment are not necessary."


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