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Dr. Alan Ali
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Clotrimazole (Overview)

Clotrimazole is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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What is clotrimazole?

What is clotrimazole?

Antifungal med: For things like athletes foot or similar conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
295 Doctors shared insights

Clotrimazole (Overview)

Clotrimazole is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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Can I use clotrimazole on lip fungus?

Can I use clotrimazole on lip fungus?

Its ok: Over-the-counter Clotrimazole products are usually intended to treat athlete's foot. Clotrimazole can be applied to the face if needed but you should avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. If the rash does not improve, see your doctor, . ...Read more

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How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

Ergosterol symthesis: The primary mode of action of all of the imidazole class of antifungals is the inhibition of ergosterol synthesis with disruption of the fungal cell membrane. ...Read more

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What percent clotrimazole works best?

What percent clotrimazole works best?

Depends: It depends on what you are treating. Common concentrations of topical preparations are 1% and 2%. The lower dose is recommended for tinea infection while the higher strength is recommended for candidiasis. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend the strength appropriate for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole safe during a pregnancy?

Is clotrimazole safe during a pregnancy?

Yes, it is: There is good consensus by drug information references that clotrimazole is considered to be safe during pregnancy. It has been taken by a large number of pregnant women and women of childbearing age without any harm at all to the unborn child. ...Read more

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I just took a dose of migranal forgetting that I was on clotrimazole for thrush that I got after an antibiotic for pneumonia. Had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. The antibiotic they gave me is not one I had taken before and could not take migranal with it. Then, I

I just took a dose of migranal forgetting that I was on clotrimazole for thrush that I got after an antibiotic for pneumonia. Had pneumonia 3 weeks ago. The antibiotic they gave me is not one I had taken before and could not take migranal with it. Then, I

It: It is generally not recommended that Clotrimazole and Migranal (dihydroergotamine) be taken together. The combination can cause higher levels of Migranal (dihydroergotamine) in the blood and a few cases of toxicity have been reported. Luckily, no problems have been reported with the Clotrimazole lozenges though a theoretical risk exists. Symptoms of toxicity include numbness, tingling, abdominal pain, chest pain, muscle cramps and rapid pulse. If you are feeling any of these call your doctor or go to the emergency room. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can seizures be a side effect of Clotrimazole Troche?

Can seizures be a side effect of Clotrimazole Troche?

Clotrimoxazole: No. This is not a reported side-effect of topical application of this medication. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Fairly safe: In small doses or creams, unless allergic. Azole tablets in high doses can lead to liver problems, skin-safe. ...Read more

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Is ringworm a real worm? Pharmacist said it was in my elbow. It burns/stings no itch. Have clotrimazole 1% anti fungal cream. How long last? Worried..

Is ringworm a real worm? Pharmacist said it was in my elbow. It burns/stings no itch. Have clotrimazole 1% anti fungal cream. How long last? Worried..

Rinworm: The term ringworm is a misnomer. The term comes from the outer red line that is curvy like a worm. Ringworm is more accurately called Tinea corporis, which describes it as the fungal body infection that it is. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a rash (bumps, itchiness) on my middle finger? I have a rash on my middle finger and have been using clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate for the last two and a half months. Everytime it clears up, I continue using the prescrip

How do I get rid of a rash (bumps, itchiness) on my middle finger? I have a rash on my middle finger and have been using clotrimazole and betamethasone dipropionate for the last two and a half months. Everytime it clears up, I continue using the prescrip

Hard: Hard to tell without a clinical examination but it sounds like you might have eczema, hand dermatitis, or possibly psoriasis. I would start with only using a very gentle hydrating cleanser such as cerave hydrating cleanser and then applying cerave cream a few times per day. If that doesn't help, visit a dermatologist who can talk about prescription options/possible allergy testing. Read more about skin allergy at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Have tinea pedis on one foot. I apply Clotrimazole. Use the same sandals, even if I applied the medication and wear the same sandals does it reinfect?

Have tinea pedis on one foot. I apply Clotrimazole. Use the same sandals, even if I applied the medication and wear the same sandals does it reinfect?

Low but real risk: With sandals, there is a small but present risk of reinfection from wearing them. Because they are so open to air, the risk is much less than say, tennis shoes, where fungal spores are much more apt to thrive in the dark and moist environment. ...Read more

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I m using candid tv (clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress? What should be my further tratment

I m using candid tv (clotrimazole 1%, selenium sulfide 2.5%)to treat tinea versicolor, but doesn't seeing much progress? What should be my further tratment

How Long?: Did you get a definitive diagnosis for tinea versicolor? How long have you been using the medication? It often takes a few weeks before you see results. If after 4-6 wks you don't see any improvement, talk to your dermatologist for a re-evaluation and change of medication. ...Read more

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What is clotrimazole?

Antifungal med: For things like athletes foot or similar conditions. ...Read more

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What percent clotrimazole works best?

Depends: It depends on what you are treating. Common concentrations of topical preparations are 1% and 2%. The lower dose is recommended for tinea infection while the higher strength is recommended for candidiasis. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend the strength appropriate for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Fungal Infection: Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that will only help to treat your barber's itch if you have a super infection with fungus. Ordinarily barber's itch is an inflammatory reaction caused by the misdirected growth of hairs between the skin layers due to shaving/plucking/waxing. Medications generally will not help. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to apply lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

What is the correct way to apply lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Thin layer: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is white so apply a thin layer and rub it in until the color is gone and all you see is a sheen on the skin. ...Read more

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Can you use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra and clotraminzole together?

Can you use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra and clotraminzole together?

You could: But they are both anti fungal creams, so I'm not sure what extra benefit you would obtain. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Fairly safe: In small doses or creams, unless allergic. Azole tablets in high doses can lead to liver problems, skin-safe. ...Read more

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Which is better tolnafate or clotrimazole?

Which is better tolnafate or clotrimazole?

Topical creams: Tolnafate is a topical steroid - betamethasone - and clotrimazole is a topical antifungal cream. They have different applications, though sometimes topical steroids are used in combination with topical antifungals. You should discuss with your provider or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

Ergosterol symthesis: The primary mode of action of all of the imidazole class of antifungals is the inhibition of ergosterol synthesis with disruption of the fungal cell membrane. ...Read more

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What are the uses of Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?

What are the uses of Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?

Anti fungal tx: Useful allopathic drug to clear fungal infections such as athlete 's feet. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Lotrimin (Definition)

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