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What is the definition or description of: Penlac allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Penlac allergy?

Penlac allergy: Penlac (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/penlac.html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Loprox allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Loprox allergy?

Loprox allergy: Loprox (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/loprox-cream.html ...Read more

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Can I get ciclopirox olamine cream over the counter?

Thanks for asking!: No. It is a precription medication. Not in over the counter meds list. ...Read more

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Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures...... How true is this?

Ciclopirox drug completely eradicates infectious HIV from cell cultures...... How true is this?

Maybe, but...: It's possible that it does, at least according to the press release that got so much attention. Then again, lots of things kill hiv... Soap and water, for example. What we need is something that extracts HIV dna from human dna. I doubt that this toenail cream can do that! ...Read more

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Is ciclopirox olamine cream ok for my nose?

Is ciclopirox olamine cream ok for my nose?

It depends: Ciclopirox cream is used to treat infections caused by fungus, and therefore may be used to treat ringworm, candida, tinea versicolor and possibly seborrheic dermatitis. So, while it would likely be safe to use this cream if may not be helpful. See a dermatologist to determine the possibly cause of your condition. Once a diagnosis is made then a proper treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Ciclopirox: A topical antifungal. It may cause dry skin, allergic reactions, but no serious systemic side-effects have been noted as a result of topical application. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ciclopirox cream over the counter?

Is it possible to get ciclopirox cream over the counter?

No: Ciclopirox is a generic prescription medication available in a number of different forms. Doctors commonly prescribe the cream form of ciclopirox for the treatment of infections caused by fungus. ...Read more

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Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment?

Has anyone had success with the penlac (ciclopirox) treatment?

Penlac (ciclopirox): It has a success rate of 6-8%. I haven't seen anyone in my practice with any success. ...Read more

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Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Yes, it can be but..: Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue — an emergency. ...Read more

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I'm putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

I'm putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Why do that: It is a shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. How about consulting a dermatologist? ...Read more

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Specifically for athletes foot, can u use penlac (ciclopirox)?

No: Penlac (ciclopirox) is made to use on mycotic toenail not on the skin for athletes foot. ...Read more

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Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Begin at lowest cost: OTC generic miconazole and clotrimazole are least expensive and usually work the same as the products you submit. Ventillate feet, never wear sox in bed. ...Read more

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Are there any foot creams that are similar to the prescription cream ciclopirox?

Are there any foot creams that are similar to the prescription cream ciclopirox?

Several: Most all the over-the-counter antifungals work equally well. Clotrimazole and Miconazole are two of the more well-known generics. ...Read more

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Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching. Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped. What should I do? What can it be

Depends: Nail pitting can be seen in psoriasis and patients can sometimes lose a nail as a result. Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal medicine and won't do anything unless your problem is due to a fungus. Having a dermatologist look at you will help determine what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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Any natural cure for serborrhea around the nose and eyebrows besides ciclopirox?

Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is useful for various skin disorders such as dermatitis, seborrhea, dandruff. Typically, used in a diluted solution and applied to affected area twice a day provided there is no active and untreated skin infection of the area. ...Read more

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Could the ciclopirox topical solution help get rid of yellow nails?

No: if the nail changes you have are fungal related then almost always need a course of oral anti-fungals. See your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Partial effect: Penlac works only in 8 per cent of people treated and Lamisil (terbinafine) works in about 58 per cent of people who take a 3-month course. For toenails the effect requires one year for the new nail and 6 months for fingernails. Fingeranils require too months of treatment. Laser is a we option for nail fungus although there are no long term results. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Ciclopirox (Definition)

Ciclopirox is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more


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Penlac (Definition)

Penlac is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more