Doctors can usually assess ringworm of the scalp of the beard or another condition that affects your scalp based on a visual analysis of the scalp and your answers to their questions.
Patients with ringworm of the scalp can take a hair or skin sample for examination through a microscope. The test may show fungi and help confirm a diagnosis.
Antifungal medications that are taken orally can help treat ringworm of the scalp. The usual medications that are recommended are griseofulvin and terbinafine. One of these medications may be prescribed to your child for six weeks or more.
Hair medicated shampoos may also be prescribed by the doctor to your child. This helps eliminate fungus spores and avoid infection and spread to other people or other areas of the child’s scalp or body.