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what is lamisil (terbinafine) cream and why is it usually prescribed?

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Dr. David Voron
51 years experience Dermatology
See below: Lamasil cream has anti-fungal, and anti-yeast activity, and is prescribed to treat fungus and yeast infections.
Answered on Jul 16, 2013
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Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Antifungal: Lamisil (terbinafine) is antifungal but has poor anti yeast properties. Creams which are more effective for yeast include miconazole, kopeks, ketoconazole, and nystatin. It is also used orally for extensive fungus infection or over a three month period with monitoring for toenail fungus.
Answered on Mar 29, 2016
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Dr. Corey Clay
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Several: Several forms of antifungal tablets can be used. Need to see your physician or go to urgent care so the diagnosis can by confirmed.
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Yes: Yes, you can. Do not get it in your eyes, mouth or nose.
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See Your Doc: It may not be a fungal infection that you are trying to treat, if it has not gotten better with the lamasil. If it is a fungus, it may require strong ... Read More
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Dr. David Sire
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Depends on diagnosis: If you mean tinea pedis is the diagnosis Lamisil (terbinafine) cream has been helpful.

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