Will hair grow back after fungal infection?

Yes, as long as individuals follow the right steps. In addition to keeping your scalp clean, you should follow some of the solutions below in consultation with your dermatologist. When ringworm is present, treatments need to focus on eliminating the fungal infection, not on promoting more hair growth. Once the ringworm is eliminated, the hair loss will stop.

  • Antifungal shampoo: Look for shampoos that contain ketoconazole or selenium sulfide.Lather and leave it on your scalp for 10 minutes before rinsing. Use the antifungal shampoo twice a week for 1 month. On other days, use a regular shampoo. 

  • Oral antifungal medicine: The main treatment for ringworm of the scalp is a prescription antifungal medicine taken by mouth. Give the dosage prescribed by your healthcare provider. This medicine is best absorbed by the stomach.


In 6 weeks, visit your dermatologist to become certain that the ringworm has been cured. If the ringworm is not yet cured, you will need to take a different medicine.