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What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

What would be a good antifungal treatment for treating a scalp fungus?

Scalp fungus tx: What treatment to use for a scalp fungus depends on the fungus. If the fungal infection is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) it requires oral antifungal pills as the fungus is inside the hair follicles and nothing put on the surface of the scalp will help. If it is a yeast, like tinea versicolor, then antifungal shampoo may be sufficient. If it is extensive, may need oral antifungals as well. ...Read more

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Why do I get burning sensation during and following intercourse since i finished antifungal topical treatment?

Why do I get burning sensation during and following intercourse since i finished antifungal topical treatment?

See below: Partner may be carrying yeast on penis that can re-introduce it into vagina, or might be another problem. Any discharge? Any itching? Any burning with urination? See pcp/gyn for exam, diagnosis, & treatment. Have partner checked, too. ...Read more

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Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?

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

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Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

Which natural antifungal thing is best for scalp seb der ? Which topical natural remedy is best for scalp seborrheic dermatitis ?

NONE: "Natural" does not mean anything is useful or safe. Lead, cyanide, monoxide, and poison ivy are all natural. There are perfectly good shampoos found everywhere which can be used daily if desired. They include Head & Shoulders, Selsun, Nizolal, and others. The generics are just as good. DHS makes several. T-Sal and T-Gel are in every store. ...Read more

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Pain in ear despite fungal inf being over.Have had 2/3 suctions.Taking antifungal drugs.what cause and treatment for pain, no deafness.

Pain in ear despite fungal inf being over.Have had 2/3 suctions.Taking antifungal drugs.what cause and treatment for pain, no deafness.

Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, fungal infections cause a LOT of inflammation. This heals up S L O W L Y and often causes scarring. This can be painful and there's not great treatment that I've seen except time. (and topical pain medication drops). ...Read more

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Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra antifungal cream 1% on my breast for the treatment of ringworm?

Can I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra antifungal cream 1% on my breast for the treatment of ringworm?

Sure: But this is the wrong question. By the way, clotrimazole, the generic, will do the same thing for less money. You can use it forever if you wish. "Ringworm" does not just happen. You caught it from a person or an animal and need to identify the source. Most people presenting to dermatologists with this diagnosis have something else and respond to a different therapy. A dermatologist is your best b ...Read more

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Is cortizone10 an antifungal ceam ?

Is cortizone10 an antifungal ceam ?

No: No, it is antiinflammatory drug which could make infection worse. It is used mainly for itching , swelling and redness associated with noninfectious issues. ...Read more

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