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can i use nystatin cream for athlete s foot on my hand

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: It should be effective on the hand if the lesion is fungal.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
18 years experience Podiatry
Antifungual: Nystatin cream is a topical antifungual that i prescribe for my patients with tinea pedis. I would say yes.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
May not be fungus: There are several causes of dry and cracked heels, including fungus. However, dysfunctional glands in the skin can cause it as well and is in fact a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Athlete's feet: Is caused by a fungus and requires moisture and warmth to grow. Shoes are the main culprit. Good hygiene and synthetic socks and wearing sandals will ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Try for two weeks if no improvement try a different one.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
26 years experience Podiatry
No: Nystatin should not be used for tinea pedis(athletes foot).
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Determine Rash Cause: Prior to self administering Nystatin cream, determine the etiology of the rash by visiting your physician. Nystatin would be ineffective if you have ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lath ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice: Try triamcinolone with nystatin. Apply three times a day for a week. If no improvement see your dr.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Safe: because nystatin is not significantly absorbed into the body when applied vaginally, and because its highly selective for fungi (it works as a porin, ... Read More

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