s lamp is a test that is performed in
a dark room where ultraviolet light is
shined on the area of interest. No scalp
necessary for the diagnosis.
Treatment: Tinea capitis is usually treated with an antifungal, such as griseofulvin, which is taken by mouth for 8 weeks.
Tinea capitis is also treated with Nizoral shampoo, which is used to wash the scalp 2-3 times a week. It is very important to continue the use of the oral medication and shampoo for the entire 8 weeks.