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Can lamisil be used for scalp infection for a child of 3years old?

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Anonymous 5 Jan 2012

Hi n.bishop,
Please call your child's pediatrician before applying this to his/her scalp!!
Children can have different reactions to otc meds than adults.
Best wishes

Rajive Goel 5 Jan 2012

Sorry Lara, I think we replied the question almost at the same time, did not want to contradict your statement.

Anonymous 5 Jan 2012

You certainly gave the better answer RG! I always stay on the side of caution!! (plus, I didn't even SEE ringworm in the question!! I need to be more awake before I answer!)
Lara

Rajive Goel 5 Jan 2012

Thanks Sweety did no offense I guess, are you well? Take care.

Rajive Goel 5 Jan 2012

For treating ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis), your child's doc would be the best person tol calculate the appropriate Lamisil dose based on the child's weight. For this type of infection, Lamisil is usually taken for six weeks. Only Lamisil oral granules (not tablets) are approved for this use.

Take care, best wishes!

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