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Topical terbinafine medication

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
For what?: It is possible that your condition is not fungal. I would hope that some test was performed to confirm a fungal diagnosis. This could be a skin scrap... Read More
Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology 15 years experience
Worthy of a try: There are several factors involved in evaluating a response topical terbinafine. You first need to know what you are treating (t. Pedis, i presume?)... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Fungal infections: Terbinafine is an antifungal medication which means that it treats an infection caused by a fungus. In the topical form, it will treat infections on t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
No: Terbinafine is an oral antifungal agent that acts like an antibiotic for specific fungal infection. OTC products can e antifungal but not as likely t... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Terbinafine: Taste disturbance may resolve within several weeks after discontinuation of treatment, but may be prolonged (greater than 1 year), or may be permanent... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Antifungal meds: Treats fungal infections of the scalp, toenails, or fingernails.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Probably not: The itching probably has more to do with the fungal infection. I would take 25 - 50 mg of benedryl at night to help the itching. Cool compresses wit... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Must be seen: and evaluated: 15 years is simply too long to assume anything. I would suggest scrapings and fungal cultures.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unsafe in depression: Because of your anxiety and depression, Oral Terbinafine would not be the best choice for tinea capitis, as it can make the anxiety and depression wor... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: It should have no effect but i would use back up to make sure.

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