Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Ringworm on the scalp is medically known as Tinea Capitis. It is a skin disease that is caused due to fungal infection. Dermatophyte is a type of fungi which causes ringworm or tinea capitis. The main treatment of ringworm includes oral medication which helps to kill the fungus. It is also required to apply medicated shampoo on the scalp to get rid of it. In the market, you will get enough medicated shampoo but you have to look for shampoos which has anti-fungal ingredient.

Best Shampoos to Treat Ringworm on Scalp

The following are some of the best shampoos for the treatment of ringworm and they help to get rid of it quickly:

Nizoral Shampoo: Nizoral shampoo is considered as the best shampoo for the treatment of ringworm of the scalp. It contains Ketoconazole which is an anti-fungal ingredient. It helps in killing the pathogen which is responsible for this disease as well as it can also prevent the growth of fungi. It should be used in conjunction with other medicine that Doctors prescribe in table, capsule, liquid or granule form. You should apply Nizoral shampoo two to three times in a week. However, you can also use it daily for getting quick results. The process of using Nizoral shampoo is the same as that of other shampoos. You have to keep in mind that you should take enough shampoo so that it can cause lather in the scalp. Then wash the hair clearly and allow it to dry as normal.

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo: This is another best shampoo which is highly used in the treatment of ringworm infection on scalp. It is a three in one shampoo that consists of anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-virus ingredient. It also includes chamomile and Aloe Vera. Along with the treatment of ringworm on the scalp, it is also highly used for scalp irritant that usually arises during ringworm such as dandruff, huge hair fall, lice, etc. It relieves from burning sensation and itch that patient usually feels on their scalp at the time of Tinea Capitis.

Neev Olive Neem Shampoo: Neev Olive Neem Shampoo consists of Olive oil and is considered as the main treatment for ringworm on the scalp. It is an anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-lice product which helps in a great way to lessen the itching on the scalp. Apart from this, it also consists of almond oil. Thus along with healing Tinea Capitis, this shampoo also helps in growing new hair on the area of the bald scalp. It has pH as water and the presence of lavender in the shampoo will prevent hair loss.

Healthy Hair Plus – Anti Fungal Shampoo: This shampoo is prescribed by many Doctors for quick relief from ringworm. It helps in killing bacteria as well as fungi and as such, it is a great product for soothing and curing the problem of the scalp. It also helps to infuse hydration, vitamins, and minerals. Thus, it is a very useful shampoo that not only helps in treating ringworm on the scalp but also helps in promoting hair growth, fighting with dandruff and recovering the blood circulation to the capillaries.

Hawaiian Aloe Vera Shampoo: It is a gentle and intense cleansing shampoo that mainly contains Aloe Vera and jojoba oil along with Vitamin C. It helps in reducing scalp itching, inflammation on the scalp, and redness on the scalp. Apart from that, it also helps in hair growth, penetrating hair effortlessly along with the scalp, alleviating dandruff and also helps the hair to retain water and moisture.

Conclusion

The above-mentioned shampoos are suitable for everyone. However, it is always feasible to take expert advice if you have any other health issues or skin allergy. Regular and methodical use of the shampoos can remove ringworm within a short span and protect the body from further attack.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: September 5, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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