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Butenafine, an antifungal medication, is indicated for the treatment of Jock itch, athletes foot, and ringworm.
Butenafine works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane. It essentially weakens the fungal cell membrane causing the fungus to disintegrate and undergo cell death. If properly used, butenafine is effective against the above fungal infections. ...Read more
Is topical butenafine appropriate in the treatment of candidal balanitis or would it be too harsh and cause further irritation?
Balantitis: Aaron, that should not be too harsh. I would avoid getting inside the opening of the urethra. If it does not start working in 2-3 days, I would con side seeing my doctor for some oral medication. Make sure you keep things as clean and dry as you can. Also, make sure your partner has been treated. ...Read more
Butenafine HCl: Butenafine hydrochloride is a synthetic antifungal, marketed under the trade name mentax. It is also the main ingredient in the otc medicine lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. It has been used to treat yeast infections of the skin and like most topical anti-fungals it is safe to try. ...Read more
Is Terbinafine same anitfungal as Butenafine? Or from same group?is it better? Can Terbinafine be used for ringworm on chest and how many times a day?
Ringworm of chest: Both antifungals are in the same group. You can use the antifungals twice a day ...Read more
Can butenafine be used for treating ringworm on chest?is ringworm on chest same fungus as jock itch,what's the difference in kind of fungi?
Can I put Butenafine 3 times on ringworm rash on chest-2times a day and 1time atnight?is it harm to apply it 3 times?as only that way itching is less
Why butenafine is not listed as topical cream for treating ringworm?does it treat the right kind of fungus which is on chest rash?
Lotrimin ultra antifungal cream with butenafine hydrochloride OR lotrimin antifungal cream with clotrimazole to cure male yeast infection?
What is better and faster cream for fungal infection rash on chest-Clotrimazole 1%or Butenafine?it is harm to combine them both in curing the rash?
Rash and cream: I have not found one better than another. Some patients tolerate one better than another. Please do not combine. Could cause you and unwanted reaction. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it okay to use butenafine hydrochloride cream (1%) along with miconazole nitrate powder spray (2%) at the sametime for fungal treatment on groin?
OK: But why use 2 meds of the same type? Otc Miconazole is cheap & usually works well. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more