A 34-year-old member asked:
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will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

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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. Sometimes using a steroid cream like triamcinolone can make your ringworm worse. But if your ringworm is very inflamed and itchy, sometimes using it briefly can help. The main treatment, though, is your anti-fungal cream.
Answered on Jul 19, 2019
Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
No: They are terrible actually. Nystatin is an antifungal medicine, but is not effective against ringworm. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid that will help you with your itch, but often makes it easier for the fungus to grow and often allows it to spread more deeply into the skin.
Answered on Jul 19, 2019

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Yes it can: Nystatin alone is good enough but sometimes thwere is dermatitis alog with so combination is good choice.
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Dr. Jill Butler
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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Steroid: It is a antifungal-steroid cream. The steroid stops the itch.
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Dr. Jay Park answered
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Not to worry: It is very unlikely for your child to develop any serious side effect.

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