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will nystatin help with ringworm

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience General Practice
See below: Should work, though less toxic antifungals are available.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Not a good choice: Other anti fungal agent, e.g., lotrimin, (clotrimazole) is more effective against ringworm
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience Dermatology
No: "ringworm" is an infection caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. Nystatin is useful in treating another type of fungal infection caused by ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Ring worm: Nystatin is used for candida infection. A better option is econazol cream . You need to see your doctor.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
Skin scraping: The most accurate diagnosis of ringworm would be skin scrapings with microscopic exam and culture for fungal agents. However, the diagnosis is often m ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ringworm: The source of ringworm fungus is generally irrelevant to its treatment. The location on the skin is very relevant. If it is on the scalp, it requires ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience General Practice
See below: Should work. However there are cheaper and non toxic preparations available.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Yes it can: Nystatin alone is good enough but sometimes thwere is dermatitis alog with so combination is good choice.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Other choices: Actually Nystatin isn't the best choice against ringworm. Better choices are other anti-fungal creams like clotrimazole, Miconazole and ketoconazole. ... Read More

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