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Doctor insights on: Can It Be Harmful To Stop Halfway Through Using An Antifungal Cream

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Is it considered unhealthy and even dangerous to stop halfway through using an antifungal cream?

Not recommended: Stopping is not necessarily as dangerous as it is not recommended. The studies that are done to get medications approved for different indications/useages take into consideration the time needed to attain the maximum desired effect, so taking the full course is importatnt to get you the best chance of a cure. Best wishes. ...Read more

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No Sex contact for 16 months. Recurring balanitis last 3 months. Gets healed by topical antifungal cream in days. I stop using cream. It comes back. Y?

No Sex contact for 16 months. Recurring balanitis last 3 months.
Gets healed by topical antifungal cream in days. I stop using cream. It comes back. Y?

Balanitis.: Balanitis can be caused by various causes - fungal, bacterial, inflammatory or irritative. In your case it could be that you're simply not treating the fungal infection long enough - even though the area may look better, treatment may need to be continued for weeks to assure resolution. Or, your balanitis may not be due to a fungal infection at all. Needs further investigation. ...Read more

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I had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

I had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

Cuts are other thing: angular cheilosis or cuts in the corner of the mouth can be fungal, can be caused by a vitamin deficiency, can be caused by an overclosed bite or dentition, or a number of problems. If the antifungal cream was used for 2 weeks and did not work may assume that it is the wrong medication or it is not fungal. An Oral Surgeon should be seen. ...Read more

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Had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using now). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

Had cut in corner of mouth. Antifungal cream didn't heal. Fusidic acid cream's working (3 days using now). When can I stop using it? Can I kiss my bf?

When it is healed: Keep using the cream and don't kiss until the cut heals. Probably will take 5-7 days. If it doesn't heal or keeps breaking open, see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently got ringworm and now it's its starting to spread everywhere any tips to stop the spreading? I am using lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes antifungal cream

I recently got ringworm and now it's its starting to spread everywhere any tips to stop the spreading? I am using lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes antifungal cream

May not be ringworm: The basic adage that if the treatment isn't working, the diagnosis may be wrong may apply in this case. The agent in lotrimin (clotrimazole) should help if it is really ringworm, but if not better after a week you might want to have it looked at.A contact dermatitis can have some similar findings. ...Read more

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What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago. I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment. It itches like crazy and i can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

What is my skin rash and how do I treat it? I have a rash on my wrist that appeared a week or so ago.  I have tried antifungal cream and triple antibiotic ointment.  It itches like crazy and i can't stop scratching. At it's worst the rash was cracked and

There : There are several possibilities including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and skin allergy. I would recommend that you only use a gentle cleanser when cleaning your hands (like cerave or cetaphil), and use a moisturizer cream such as aquaphor, cetaphil, eucerin, or cetaphil cream twice daily. If not better after a week or so, consider a trip to a dermatologist who can make an accurate diagnosis and formulate a good treatment plan for you. You might need a steroid cream/ointment to clear this up. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have ringworms. I applied an antifungal cream. Now the spots and a large part surrounding it is red, itchy and swollen. Why and how can I stop this?

I have ringworms. I applied an antifungal cream. Now the spots and a large part surrounding it is red, itchy and swollen. Why and how can I stop this?

Rash: May not be ringworm… Go see a doctor to get evaluated as an anti fungal cream should help with the issue, the issue should not be getting worse. You may also be allergic to the cream you applied. ...Read more