How are steroids used in the treatment of tinea capitis (scalp ringworm)?

Updated: Feb 21, 2020
  • Author: Marc Zachary Handler, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Oral steroids may help reduce the risk for and extent of permanent alopecia in the treatment of kerion. Avoid using topical corticosteroids during treatment of dermatophyte infections.


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