My 4 yr old son was taking Griseofulvin for 4 months for scalp ringworm with no results. When the dermotologist stopped the Griseofulvin she gave him a topical treatment. The bald spot spread rapidly and became very large. A culture then showed that he no longer had ringworm. The doctor had a chunk of his scalp analyzed-no infection. She then gave him pills for fungus. No result. This is now on the 7th month of treatment. His scalp is as clean as a whistle, no bumps, no hair at all and no signs of hair growing back. The doctor said keep giving him the pills. I’m scared to stop the medication, scared to continue the medication (with blood tests every 2 weeks). Will his hair ever grow back? and should I try stopping the medication? When will I know that he has permanent hair loss from ringworm? and that the ringworm is all gone?
Perhaps your son needs a second opinion from another doctor. I am not his doctor and I cannot tell you if your son’s hair loss is permanent or what is responsible for it, particularly without an exam. I can only make guesses, but your son deserves more than just a guess. He needs a good diagnosis. Find another dermatologist for a second opinion.