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Tolnaftate

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Levine
35 years experience in Sports Medicine
An Antifungal: Tolnaftate is a medication that is used to treat fungal skin infections, commonly called athletes foot, ring worm, and jock itch. There are two basic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Try OTC: Miconazole or Clotrimazole cream
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not specifically: This is an antifungal but not a pain reliever or sunburn reliever. The cream of the tinactin (tolnaftate) might give you some comfort but there are b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: I suggest it routinely.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
36 years experience in Podiatry
Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication) , Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal med ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Not really: Warts are caused by a virus and the Tolnaftate cream is used to treat fungus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Vancil
36 years experience in Podiatry
Lamisil (terbinafine): Tinactin (tolnaftate) and lotrimine are both fungualstatic medication so they keep it from reproducing but Lamisil is actually a fungualcidal medicati ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
Probably: But like i just told another poster, fungal spores live for 30 days and do not wash out or are killed in the drier. So you need to keep treating the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Sanders
38 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoc ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated si ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
No.: Nail fungal infection would not respond to topical antigungal, no matter it's cream, liquid or gel. Only certain oral antifingals would help.
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A male asked:
Dr. Judith Wolf
39 years experience in Infectious Disease
Both are effective: Both products are antifungals. Though chemically different, they are both FDA approved and prescribed to treat "jock itch" and "athlete's foot".
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Toenail mycosis: It is difficult to treat fungal infections of the toenails. If the medications failed, you might have to have the toenail removed to adequately treat ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Lamisil & Tinactin (tolnaftate): Lamisil is more effective for fungal infections than tinactin (tolnaftate) but not for yeast infections.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Nail fungus therapy: Naftin (naftifine) is not effective therapy against nail fungus. In fact, no topical creams or lotions have any beneficial effect against this infect ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Usually works: Yes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noahleen Betts
18 years experience in Podiatry
Fungus infection: Yes, Oxistat is indicated for the treatment of athlete's foot.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Tolnaftate is a topical antifungal medication.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Topical tolnaftate is an effective antifungal medication.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher DePorter
29 years experience in Podiatry
It will workanywhere: It wil work on skin fungus at any location.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Tninactin (tolnaftate) is a good treatment for jock itch, whether used as a spray, powder or cream.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Either one: They're both quite effective.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: It should work well.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: As long as you are talking about prescription Lamisil (terbinafine) by mouth. Topical will not do much for the toenails.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Tolnaftate is a synthetic thiocarbamate used as an anti-fungal agent sold without prescription as a cream, powder, spray, and liquid aerosol. Tolnafta ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray is Miconazole which can be used twice a day to fight the fungus of jock itch. There are other important things to do for ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience in General Practice
See below: Should work, though less toxic antifungals are available.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience in Podiatry
Prefer Lotromin: I usually see better results with lotromin that is now available otc. To be used twice a day for approximately 4 weeks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience in sports medicine
Fungal cream: Lotirmin (jock itch anti fungal cream) is very effective in treating jock itch.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Lamisil (terbinafine): For most people lamisil (terbinafine) works better. Either may work for you and lotrimin tends to be cheaper.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience in Podiatry
4 weeks: If the tinactin (tolnaftate) works, it will take one month. This is not the strongest antifungal on the market.

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