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Antifungal Body Wash
Had antibiotics, now have a lot of small red spots from my feet to stomach. Any antifungal body wash you recommend for widespread infection?
Got ringworm from cat. Ringworm lesions showing up on my body, some spots in exposed areas, some spots not. Use OTC antifungal but still spreading?
I have a rash at the top of my leg where it connects to the trunk of my body. Antifungal cream is not curing it, what can I do?
See PCP/DERM: If you have treated with otc meds and it is not working, you will have to be seen to get a confirmatory diagnosis and treatment. You have done all you can do, now let the doc do his! This can be a harbinger of things to come and undiagnosed serious problems. Get seen and get diagnosed. ...Read more
Seen 2 derms-no answers. Rash mostly on back/sides. Itchy bumps when scratchd follow ¼-2" cut line under skin. Crawly on face. Antifungal wash helps some.
A photo would help: The key to dermatology is the appearance. The 'story' behind it helps lead one in the right direction. Finally, if all of that doesn't make the diagnosis a biopsy is necessary, where a doctor (pathologist) can look under a microscope and tell you what it is. You might want to send an image to a Health Tap doc-there's a new feature about tough to solve cases, maybe you would be a candidate for that ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with ringworm, do I need to wash my clothes daily? I have antifungal cream to treat the ringworm, I forgot to ask if I should wash clothes that touch the affected area everytime after I wear them.
I: I would recommend that you bathe daily and wash your clothes that are exposed and wear fresh clothing daily. I hope that helps! ...Read more
Can Pityrosporum Folliculitis slightly mimic scabies? Where on body would it appear? Would antifungal soap clear it? How would one be tested for PF?
Not really: It is frequently misdiagnosed as acne. If you're using acne meds appropriately and things are not getting any better think maybe you have PF. Should be treated with anti fungal meds. Scabies most commonly appears at pressure points of clothes on skin- belt, wrists, and the webs of the fingers. ...Read more
I have pityriasis versicolor all over my body I get antifungal tablets from gp and rash goes but always comes back can I get rid of it for good?
Tinea versicolor: It usually takes about six weeks to get rid of it unfortunately. ...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
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
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
Anti-fungals: Yes, it is safe to use topical anti-fungal therapies (e.g. terbinafine, ketoconazole, clotrimazole) on your face. But the real issue is making sure you actually have a diagnosis (e.g. tinea facei) that merits treatment with such agents, otherwise you may be delaying appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more