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Miconazole vs clotrimazole for ringworm

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Lamisil/Hydrocortiso: Use Lamisil (terbinafine) and apply to infected and normal skin 2 cm beyond affected area each day for a period of one month. The first week pair thi... Read More
Dr. Robert Hartman
Dermatology 39 years experience
Not fungus: No everything that is round or annular is ringworm or fungus. If the eruption does not itch, then you can't call it fungus. Annular erythemas often ar... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Similar antifungals: These medicines are quite similar, and often doctors use them interchangeably. The question as to 'what site' is involved may determine which product ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Both are okay: Both are good and both are nonprescription. There are many other need prescription. Most cases of athlete's foot can be cured with over-the-counter an... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Yeast infections: Some studies have shown an advantage for Clotrimazole. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/360842.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe not yeast: Clotrimazole and miconazole treat yeast infections, but yeast doesn't cause all balanitis. You might have a bacterial infection or just a problem of m... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Hard to tell: Difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing them. If the rash is not red, crusty or with pus, most likely fungal or eczema. You could try the clotrima... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Yes: These can be used together
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Topical Cream: Use more topical cream. You did not complete the entire course of treatment so still having some symptoms. Can repeat or use another topical antifun... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Tinea capitis: If the fungal infection is more widespread and deeper, you may need to take oral antifungals. I have found that for tinea capitis topical antifungals ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Oral lamisil (terbinafine): Scalp fungus requires oral medications because the fungus is in the hair follicle and topical medications will not reach into the hair shaft.

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