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Dr. Tipu Sultan
57 doctors shared insights

Antifungal Creams (Overview)

Antifungal creams, beneath the barrier ointment or paste, can be very effective if there is a yeast infection in the diaper rash.


Dr. Tipu Sultan
57 doctors shared insights

Antifungal Creams (Overview)

Antifungal creams, beneath the barrier ointment or paste, can be very effective if there is a yeast infection in the diaper rash.


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Red blisters+rash on head of penis, right side. Herpes/syphilis tests negative. Prescribed antifungal cream/antibiotics. What else could it be?

Red blisters+rash on head of penis, right side. Herpes/syphilis tests negative. Prescribed antifungal cream/antibiotics. What else could it be?

Balanitis: Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis (head). It typically occurs in the uncircumcised and causes a bright red rash. It is most often due to a fungus and is treated with topical antifungal creams usually with cortisone type anti-infalmmatory steroid added (eg. Mycolog ii cream). ...Read more

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I have ringworms on my butt which keeps on spreading. I have used antifungal creams but they were not much of a help. Any cure?

Wrong diagnosis?: If over the counter creams are not helping you should be seeing a proctologist or dermatologist to evaluate. You may have the wrong diagnosis. ...Read more

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What the best effective antifungal cream can you recommend to my atheletes foot thanks?

What the best effective antifungal cream can you recommend  to my atheletes foot thanks?

Clotrimazole: I find that clotrimazile 1% works well for me; i would just continue using it once a day to prevent recurrence;. ...Read more

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How do antifungal creams work? Does it starve them and help kill them off?

How do antifungal creams work? Does it starve them and help kill them off?

Cell membrane: Most of the topical antifungals work by inhibiting the synthesis of a chemical called ergosterol that fungi need for their cell membranes. I now that vinegar and baking soda also break up the cell walls of fungi and inhibit growth it takes a while to completely eradicate them so that is why it is recommended to use topicals for 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Safe to use antifungal cream while pregnant?

Safe to use antifungal cream while pregnant?

Generally yes: But before responding definitively would need to know what cream you are using, how often and where and with what dosages. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to put antifungal cream on the anus?

NO: Antifungal creams are recommended for external use only. If you have a fungal rash near anus, it is ok to use there. Just not inside the rectum. ...Read more

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Can u name strong antifungal creams or tablets?

Can u name strong antifungal creams or tablets?

Lamisil/Terbinafine: Terbinafine is a good med and often takes care of those hard to get rid of fungal infections. This medication is rx and can be costly. Depending on where your infection is, will determine how long you have to take the medication. The medication is metabolized through your liver, so best to have a dr. Rx the medication and monitor your progress, good luck. ...Read more