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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Anti Fungal Drug (Overview)

Anti-fungal agents are a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Is flexitol a top anti fungal medicine?

Is flexitol a top anti fungal medicine?

No: Over the counter antifungals include micatin, lotrimin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undeaclynic acid. There is also antifungal in shampoo - Nizoral shampoo amd for tinea versicolor- selsun blue. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
104 Doctors shared insights

Anti Fungal Drug (Overview)

Anti-fungal agents are a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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I have red itchy bumps on my skin doctor prescribed me anti fungal cream and capsules I'd like to only use the cream will that be effective?

I have red itchy bumps on my skin doctor prescribed me anti fungal cream and capsules I'd like to only use the cream will that be effective?

See a dermatologist: You do not give the diagnosis. You do not indicate the names of the cream or capsules. "Itchy red bumps" is probably not fungus. Where are they? How extensive? Intertrigo? Folliculitis? See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I was told by a dermatologist I had TV, she prescribed an anti fungal cream, I have been using it and my skin is peeling. Does that mean its healing?

I was told by a dermatologist I had TV, she prescribed an anti fungal cream, I have been using it and my skin is peeling. Does that mean its healing?

Observation: I presume "TV" refers to Tinea Versicolor which is a fungal infection of the skin. You are using an "anti fungal cream". Peeling skin as the infection heals can occur however it is self-limited and should resolve after treatment. See your doctor if peeling is continuing a month after treatment is done or if there are signs that the infection has not fully responded. ...Read more

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I have a brown rash right on my mid-upper spine, I used some anti fungal cream, it goes away but eventually comes back.

I have a brown rash right on my mid-upper spine, I used some anti fungal cream, it goes away but eventually comes back.

See a dermatologist: Without seeing the rash my guess would be as good as yours. Needs a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for vaginal yeast when the anti-fungal medicine was not effective enough?

What do you recommend for vaginal yeast when the anti-fungal medicine was not effective enough?

Yeast infection: If anti-fungal cream is not working, we usually resort to the oral tablets. Fluconazole 150 mg. Just one dose. Can repeat in 1 week if any symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My genitals itch and when I scratch, the top layer of skin flakes off- sometimes in large peices. Anti-fungal creams don't work.?

My genitals itch and when I scratch, the top layer of skin flakes off- sometimes in large peices. Anti-fungal creams don't work.?

See doctor: You amy have intertrigo, a yeast infection or an allergic contact dermatitis. If topical otcs do not work you need press ription strength creams or oral medications after examination and possible lab tests. ...Read more

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I have constant angular chillitis tried anti fungal creams nothing works help.?

I have constant angular chillitis tried anti fungal creams nothing works help.?

Go see your doc: Check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1949217/ as there are many causes of angular cheilitis. So in order to effect a cure, we need to find cause. Bottom line: go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bad ringworm infection and the only thing that seems to work is an anti fungal coupled with a steroid. Safe to use while breast feeding?

I have a bad ringworm infection and the only thing that seems to work is an anti fungal coupled with a steroid. Safe to use while breast feeding?

Talk to Doctor: Many antifungal medications and steroids are safe to take during pregnancy. To be absolutely sure you should consult your doctor who can cross reference a recent database of medications and the breastfeeding safety classification; ringworm on the scalp or tinea capitis generally does not improve with topical antifungals alone; an oral medication is the best shot at complete resolution. ...Read more

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WHAT IS THE BEST ANTI FUNGAL FOR BLACK MOLD RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, ARE MEVACOR and Lamisil (terbinafine) good?

WHAT IS THE BEST ANTI FUNGAL FOR BLACK MOLD RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, ARE MEVACOR and Lamisil (terbinafine) good?

Black mold myths: Most information you come across surrounding black mold are myths. Toxic black mold syndrome isn't a true medical diagnosis. Common health problems that are caused by molds are allergies and asthma. But fungus can also cause skin infections, like athletes foot or nail infections. If respiratory symptoms are your main problem, you should see your doctor for further testing first. ...Read more

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What are the side effects for anti-fungal tablets?

What are the side effects for anti-fungal tablets?

Elevated: Liver enzymes is the most common one discussed other than allergic to the medication. ...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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Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Is there a good anti-fungal cream that treats many types of skin fungal infections?

Yes.: Most of the commercial antifungal creams do a pretty good job of treating many superficial fungal infections. However, creams cannot reach deeper infections, or superficial ones that have gotten into hair follicles, and will usually require an oral antifungal treatment. ...Read more

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Is flexitol a top anti fungal medicine?

No: Over the counter antifungals include micatin, lotrimin, lamisil, (terbinafine) undeaclynic acid. There is also antifungal in shampoo - Nizoral shampoo amd for tinea versicolor- selsun blue. ...Read more

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What anti fungal powders are hypoallergenic?

What anti fungal powders are hypoallergenic?

Probably none: Any powder or other treatment has the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Even so-called "natural" treatments can cause an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What are the side effects for anti-fungal tablets?

Elevated: Liver enzymes is the most common one discussed other than allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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Why does my anti-fungal cream seem to have stopped working?

Why does my anti-fungal cream seem to have stopped working?

Uncertain: Which cream is it? What is being used to treat? Sure it is a fungal infection? How long has it been used? Are you diabetic or immunocompromised? ...Read more

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I have constant angular chillitis tried anti fungal creams nothing works help.?

Go see your doc: Check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1949217/ as there are many causes of angular cheilitis. So in order to effect a cure, we need to find cause. Bottom line: go see your doctor. ...Read more

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If I shower a couple hours after applying anti fungal cream do I need to reapply it?

If I shower a couple hours after applying anti fungal cream do I need to reapply it?

Depends On The Cream: Some creams absorb into the skin quicker than others, some normally are applied every few hours. On a one time basis, I would suggest that you reapply the cream and then schedule your showers to occur prior to one of your scheduled applications of the cream. ...Read more

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How well does hydrogren peroxide work as an anti fungal?

How well does hydrogren peroxide work as an anti fungal?

It does not. I am: Regular user to "clean" my mouth by gargling, and advocate for patients undergoing XRT to head and neck -- it bubbles and dislodges superficial debris but does not clear fungi that reside there...Need Diflucan (fluconazole) for that. ...Read more

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What are some anti fungal products that are not available otc?

What are some anti fungal products that are not available otc?

Rx only: Would include: spectazole, naftin, (naftifine) ertaczo, Oxistat all of these require a prescription. ...Read more

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What kind of anti fungal cream should I apply on jock itch?

What kind of anti fungal cream should I apply on jock itch?

Pharmacy: Go to nearest pharmacy and get an over the counter cream. They are usually in an aisle near the pharmacy. Ask the tech/Pharmacist if you need help. Tinactin is a brand name that comes to mind. ...Read more

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I started a anti fungal cream for jock itch. How long do I need to apply it? When will it cured?

I started a anti fungal cream for jock itch. How long do I need to apply it? When will it cured?

Approx 2-4 weeks: If there are visible signs of the fungus i.E scaly skin you would want to use the medication until this disappears. Similarly, with the itching. ...Read more

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I have jock itch. I am taking anti fungal pills n applying cream. But it's not reducing after one month. What else should I try at home?

I have jock itch. I am taking anti fungal pills n applying cream. But it's not reducing after one month. What else should I try at home?

Yeast: First, let you physician know its not getting better. You may have something else going on like diabetes or the rash may be something else. Cool dry air help kill yeast. maybe lie on the bed with fan on the area a few times a day ...Read more

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Hi I have had what seems to be jock itch for a couple of weeks, I started using an anti fungal cream 5 days ago. How long untill it gets better :-)?

Hi I have had what seems to be jock itch for a couple of weeks, I started using an anti fungal cream 5 days ago. How long untill it gets better :-)?

Depends ON How Bad: Typically, jock itch (tinea cruris) will be cleared within in 7-10 days of daily treatment. More involved cases may take longer. Cases that are resistant to specific creams, won't clear until you get the correct treatment. Sometimes the discoloration associated with the infection can take longer to clear, waiting for the skin cells to be replaced. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred anti-fungal medication for mild thrush?

Which is the preferred anti-fungal medication for mild thrush?

Thrush: The usual first line approach by physicians is Nystatin swich and swallow prescription. Please see your physician for evaluation of reason you are having thrush. ...Read more

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What is the best anti fungal cream for blisters andringworm?

What is the best anti fungal cream for blisters andringworm?

Clotrimazole: None of the anti fungals are necessarily better than the next, but I tend to recommend Clotrimazole (lotrimin), which is available otc. Really bad ringworm might require a prescription for oral meds.. ...Read more

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Can I use anti fungal cream for eyelids?

Can I use anti fungal cream for eyelids?

Not recommended: I highly doubt you have a fungal skin infection around you eyelids. Check with an eye doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter anti fungal shampoo?

Is there an over-the-counter anti fungal shampoo?

Yes: Ketoconazole shampoo is over the counter. It comes in two strengths (1% or 2%) and can be used to treat dandruff (mild seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp). ...Read more

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What are some great anti fungal cream without prescription?

What are some great anti fungal cream without prescription?

Here are some for: yeast fungal infections. Over- the- counter medicines include: Micon 7, Monistat, Vagistat, Gynazole, Femcare, Gyne-lotrimin Mycelex, Monistat (miconzole), Vagistat-1 (tioconazole), Femstat (butoconazole) (buoconazole), Gyne-Lotrimin or Mycelex (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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Does anti-fungal shampoo work for vitiligo? And how long does it usually take to clear up if applied once a day?

Does anti-fungal shampoo work for vitiligo? And how long does it usually take to clear up if applied once a day?

No: Recommend seeing a dermatologist. Usually treatment starts with topical steroids. Other therapies are available but vitiligo can be difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I have spots on my body. Looks like age spots, but it's not. Tried anti fungal cream and Celltone. Spots are just increasing.

I have spots on my body. Looks like age spots, but it's not. Tried anti fungal cream and Celltone. Spots are just increasing.

Consult Doctor: We can not tell you what it could be without examining the spots. I suggest you consult your Doctor or a Dermatologist ...Read more

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What you suspect when a lady 49 nearing menopause has change in skin at junction of two labias with itch and minute sores, anti fungal does not help?

What you suspect when a lady 49 nearing menopause has change in skin at junction of two labias with itch and minute sores, anti fungal does not help?

A few possibilities: If you have already tried antifungals (which is a great first try!), then I'm wondering if this may be thinning of your vulvar tissue from waning hormone levels. The sores could be mild atrophy combined with normal sex - be sure to use a lubricant! The itching still bothers me, so that may just be the healing process. The most I would suggest would be otc Hydrocortisone cream to ease irritation. ...Read more

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Balanitis 4months not going away after several anti-fungal creams, referred to specialist, awaiting swab results. But could it be non-infectiou caus?

Balanitis 4months not going away after several anti-fungal creams, referred to specialist, awaiting swab results. But could it be non-infectiou caus?

Get checked: Perhaps another visit with your primary doctor is helpful. If worsening symptoms an urgent care or emergency room visit would be helpful to confirm the infection. ...Read more

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Can I get hives from anti-fungal spray?

Can I get hives from anti-fungal spray?

Hives: Any product could cause a allergic skin response. Sometimes it is not related to the drug but the propellant. ...Read more