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Can I Use Nystatin Cream For Ringworm
No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Yes, but: Can use but most likely will not help. ...Read more
Pimples: Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream is a treatment for yeast and fungus. It will not treat acne pimples because acne is due to a combination of bacteria, sebum, cornification, hormones. It could make acne worse by blocking up the openings of the pores. You can get effective acne therapy from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...Read more
Fungal Infection: Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that will only help to treat your barber's itch if you have a super infection with fungus. Ordinarily barber's itch is an inflammatory reaction caused by the misdirected growth of hairs between the skin layers due to shaving/plucking/waxing. Medications generally will not help. ...Read more
Would not recommend: If you have a fungal skin rash, it is best to use an anti-fungal cream. There are many otc options such as lotrimin, lamisil, tinactin, (tolnaftate) generic clotrimazole, etc. Avoid putting a steroid cream on a fungal rash as it may contribute to the rash progressing rather than resolving. When in doubt, contact your doctor to be sure of the best treatment. Sometimes oral medicine is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Administration: Please ask the administrators how this can be arranged. ...Read more
No.: It is not advisable to use triamcinolone (a steroid cream) on the face. Steroids are designed to be used as temporary anti-inflammatory agents on rashes. They work by suppressing the immune system. Over a period of time, the immune system adjusts and needs stronger steroids to obtain the same result. In addition, they destroy collagen in the skin which ages skin and they can cause steroid acne. ...Read more
Helps with itching: Triamcinolone=steroid is sometime combined with antifungal cream to help with severe itching/irritation (inflammation). Steroid itself does not treat the ringworm. Lamisil, lotrimin, or tinactin (tolnaftate) are available otc and are often adequate to treat commom skin fungal/ringworm infections on skin (not beard/scalp areas). If not better in about 2 wks, consult doc for proper diagnosis/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
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