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Antifungal Antibacterial Ointment
My wife is pregnant. 8 weeks. Can she use some antifungal ointment with bethametasone and miconazole? In case she couldn't what do you suggest?
Meds in pregnancy:
Three issues here.
1. All medications to be used during pregnancy should be checked with ob/gyn.
2. There are antifungal topical prescription medications that are pregnancy category b, meaning it's ok to use during pregnancy if needed.
3. Combination steroid-antifungal creams don't work. Usually have strong steroid & weak antifungal and can make fungal infections worse. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more
What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago. I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment. It itches like crazy and I can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and
There: There are several possibilities including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and skin allergy. I would recommend that you only use a gentle cleanser when cleaning your hands (like cerave or cetaphil), and use a moisturizer cream such as aquaphor, cetaphil, eucerin, or cetaphil cream twice daily. If not better after a week or so, consider a trip to a dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and formulate a good treatment plan for you. You might need a steroid cream/ointment to clear this up. I hope that helps! ...Read more
I have a rash on inside of elbow that appeared a week ago. Itchy in the morning and just before bedtime. Used an antifungal ointment but isn't working?
Irritant Dermatitis: Irritant contact dermatitis accounts for 80% of all contact dermatitis reactions. It occurs when the skin comes in contact with a substance that acts as an irritant. Even though over 2800 substances have been identified as irritants, almost any substance under the right circumstances can act as an irritant. Treatment is with prescription cortisone cream. ...Read more
Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?
Fungus.: Yes. Your description lacks details. But if skin only. May take 6 weeks or longer. If nails involved different story. And must be sure diagnosis is correct. Discuss this wtreating dr. ...Read more
I have this red spots below my scrotum. And it is itchy me. I have started applying antifungal and anti bacteria ointment. But it itches more.
Rash: Go and get examined. Without seeing this there is no way in which to diagnose it. ...Read more
Very sore, weepy area in upper butt crack, prior to seeing doc should I treat with antifungal or antibiotic ointment? Or both? Scratched=worse now.
Yes, a little: Yes there are weak antifungal and antibacterial properties in sebum. ...Read more
Tea tree oil: Hibiclens may still be available, but there are products with "tea tree oil" at health food stores. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can also be bought as the oil and applied sparingly. ...Read more
Warts are caused by a virus. Creams or pills for bacteria or fungus or yeast are of no value.
Warts on the face are not uncommon, and the wrong treatment can cause them to spread. Over the counter (non prescription) wart treatments can scar your face...DO NOT USE THEM. See a dermatologist, an expert skin doctor, for correct treatment. ...Read more
I have been facinf multiple skin diseases at a time. I have been given antibacterial n antifungal, confused what to do, can't get rid of these disord?
More info needed: You need to be more definitive in describing yourskin diseases. ...Read more
I have a rash between my breast raised itchy very itchy I have tried antifungal antibacterial cream no help itss been 5 days?
Consult a doctor.:
A rash like that may not be anything bad... but you have tried two modalities of treatment with no results. It is good to see a doctor who will identify the rash and treat it appropriately. Sometimes it could be an allergic rash and needs a different way to address that.
Good lucj. ...Read more
I have been having irritation around my nose and on my nose itself...it itches me and its fairer than my face...i suspected eczema so in tried all sort of antifungal and antibacterial tube creams but its not working instead its spreading?
Can you see a dermat: Can you see a dermatologist? First stop experimenting. The "antifungal" and "antibacterial" creams which you fail to identify may be irritating and probably cause allergic reactions. These will itch. The more you use them the worse you will get. Prolonged inflammation may cause loss of pigment. You might try hydrocortisone cream, but the most important thing is to STOP EXPERIMENTING. ...Read more
Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?
Vinegar sitz baths: Try taking sits baths with 4-5 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water several times a day the vinegar serves as antibacterial agent. ...Read more
I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun
I: I would question whether this is a fever blister given that it has been present for 2 months. Perhaps it is a condition called perleche? I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can examine the area, possible perform a bacterial or viral culture, and give a recommendation. I hope that helps. ...Read more
If one, nothing: If you take one antifungal tablet, and you truly did not need it, nothing will happen. Of course, if you exceed the recommend dosage, that could be harmful. ...Read more
Nothing: The only benefit would be the moisturizing effect of the cream if your skin is dry. It won't be harmful. ...Read more
Amphotericin B: Different antifungals are used for different fungal infections. The more potent may cause the worse side-effects. So for antifungals more potent is not necessarily better. Simple antifungals for simple infections, stronger and potentially more dangerous antifungals for life threatening infections. ...Read more
Not necessary: Yes, but why would you want to. ...Read more
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to give background information on an issue and then ask a related question. Since you didn't provide any indication about what you are treating, no answer is possible. You are welcome to start over, Your posts are not linked, so each must be complete. ...Read more
Thrush: Thrush is a yeast infection which although quite common, is transient in most cases. Often, we see it not only in the mouth in antibiotic takers, but at the corners of the mouth in patients who have certain jaw structures. Be aware however that it can be this symptom of many other conditions including immune suppression. Be sure to check with your dermatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
Nutritious food: There are different kinds of antifungal medications - so in some ways it's hard to answer this question exactly. There shouldn't be any major restrictions or avoidances with the majority of the antifungal medication class. I wonder more if whatever disease you're being treated for would be the limiting process - such as trouble swallowing or malnourishment. A nutritionist may be able to help you. ...Read more
Steroid cream: No, cortisone 10 is a low potency over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream. It has no anti fungal properties. It may make some fungal infections initially better because it will decrease some inflammation and itch but shouldn't be used for more than 2 weeks without the direction of a physician. ...Read more