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Child Swallowed Clotrimazole Cream
Red lines under foreskin. Does not hurt or itch. Used clotrimazole cream. Reduced redness but won't go away fully after 4-5 weeks. What now?
Foreskin red lines: I advise you to see a your primary care doctor or a urologist. Perhaps it's just normal. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Fungal infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more
Can topical clotrimazole cream be used vaginally as well? Only difference between the 2 seems to be the inactive ingredients.
Maybe OK, but why?: The skin (non-vaginal) cream might work, but can't be guarantteed; I'm sure the manufacturer never studied it for vaginal yeast. And you'd need to use nearly an entire tube of skin cream for just 1-2 treatments. Clotrimazole vaginal cream is designed to be effective and generic versions often are cheap. Or consider a single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®), which is just as effective. ...Read more
Yes: There are Clotrimazole creams specifically formulated for vaginal yeast infections. An example is Gyne-Lotrimin 3. This product is for vaginal use only. Clotrimazole is formulated many different ways. So if you are using a topical Clotrimazole cream, you must read the package to determine if it can be used vaginally or not. Best wishes! ...Read more
See your primary: Care doctor or a dermatologist. You may need a prescription cream. They can also confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
My husband uses clotrimazole cream for his athlete's foot. Is that a good cream to use? What else can he use to cure it?
Won't work: It's an antifungal. If your "acne" is really pityrosporum infection / tinea / folliculutis, it will work wonders. If it's real acne, get with your personal physician. Acne on the trunk usually requires systemic rx -- a real antibiotic or isotretinoin. The latter isn't for the faint-hearted but may be what you need to get clear. Best wishes. ...Read more
How long will it take for tinea barbae to go away while using fluconazole and clotrimazole cream?
Varies: Tinea barbae is a term used for a superficial infection of skin involving the bearded area. These fungus species are referred to as dermatophytes, as they live of the dead skin cells called keratinocytes. Different antifungal treatments may be used, as those mentioned above. Appropriate followup by the prescribing physician of your response to the treatment will ensure the optimal treatment length. ...Read more
I have psoriasis since my teenage I am using clobetasol ointment, dermovate ointment today the pharmacist give me clotrimazole cream usp1%w/w. is that same??
Moisturizer: I am a strong advocate on using non-scented soap and moisturizer after (preferably daily) bathing. Have you tried these? As for the cream, the former two are cortisone the clotrimazole is for fungal infection- they are totally different. See a dermatologist if the above measures did not work for you. ...Read more
It's possible: Sure, you can do that. It won't help the herpes eruption, though. Clotriazole treats fungus so, it would only be useful for a fungal superinfection of the rash. To treat herpes, you would need to use oral medication which is sometimes combined with topical soothing treatments. ...Read more
Usually works: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
DERMATITIS: It will take a few days to a week. ...Read more
Can I use clotrimazole cream USP 1‰ on my daughters face. She has hepes simplex 1. She's in oral meds.
Danger: No. No. No. Clotrimazole is to treat a fungal infection. Herpes is a viral infection of the nerve under the skin. It is not an infection of the skin. The sore is a symptom of what is going on deeper in the skin where you cannot see. It is in no way a fungal infection or would respond in any way to this anti-fungal medication. ...Read more
I found an unopened tube of clotrimazole cream that expired 6/13. Is it still safe to use on my feet?
Probably: 2 years past expiration will probably decrease the strength and how well it works. I would get a new tube ...Read more