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How do I treat fungal skin infections while pregnant

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Cream: Topical antifungal creams are safe to use in pregnancy such as Miconazole and lamisil (terbinafine).

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fungal infections: Doctor will recommend tuopic antifungal agents.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As far as we know..: No adverse affects on the baby have been seen with Terbinafine. However, medical science is imperfect. Tomorrow something bad might be found. The ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Clotrimazole: If you are certain it is a skin fungus, then you can try over the counter clotrimazole which is a very effective fungicide, and inexpensive. Apply th ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Lotimin, Micatin (miconazole): Lotrimin, micatin, (miconazole) or amisil at are options for self treatment of fungal infection. Use for 4 weeks. If not clear see physician for presc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Depends...: ...On the location. Simple athlete's foot & jock itch will often clear with any of the over-the-counter antifungal creams or sprays. More extensive sk ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
18 years experience Dermatology
Moisture: There are many different types of skin "fungal" infection. The most common are tine pedis (athlete's foot), intertrigo (yeast in the groin area), and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Fungal skin: Infection is an infection of the skin and possible superficial soft tissue structures with a fungal pathogen; common conditions are ringworm, tinea ve ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
A dermatologist...: ...Will take a sample of the scale from the rash, put it under the microscope, and look for fungal elements (we call them "hyphae"). If they are prese ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
It can be tricky.: There is overlap between the appearance and symptoms of eczema & fungal infections. Both can be red, scaly and itchy. Mild eczema responds well to moi ... Read More
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