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Dr. Alan Ali
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Clotrimazole (Definition)

Clotrimazole is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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I think my son has ringworm and now I have a small one on my face. Can you prescribe medication. We have been already using lotrimin (clotrimazole) but need stronger?

I think my son has ringworm and now I have a small one on my face. Can you prescribe medication. We have been already using lotrimin (clotrimazole) but need stronger?

Two issues: The public HT site does not offer diagnosis and or treatment. If you can find a HT prime doc that will accept you, some of those services are possible. Read the site info. If your assumption is correct, lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied twice a day is adequate for ringworm, but may require more than a week to see any change. Treatments for ringworm will not help a skin problem caused by something else. ...Read more

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Have tinea pedis on one foot. I apply Clotrimazole. Use the same sandals, even if I applied the medication and wear the same sandals does it reinfect?

Have tinea pedis on one foot. I apply Clotrimazole. Use the same sandals, even if I applied the medication and wear the same sandals does it reinfect?

Low but real risk: With sandals, there is a small but present risk of reinfection from wearing them. Because they are so open to air, the risk is much less than say, tennis shoes, where fungal spores are much more apt to thrive in the dark and moist environment. ...Read more

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Of the three, lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which is the best for treating scalp fungus?

Of the three, lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which is the best for treating scalp fungus?

Tinea capitis: If the fungal infection is more widespread and deeper, you may need to take oral antifungals. I have found that for tinea capitis topical antifungals usually do not help and so I usually tend to prescribe oral antifungal instead of wasting time during which time the infection will spread further. ...Read more

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On clotrimazole for 3 weeks. Some improvement in tongue. Blood tests fine. Nonsmoker. Would different drug be better for oral thrush.

On clotrimazole for 3 weeks. Some improvement in tongue. Blood tests fine. Nonsmoker. Would different drug be better for oral thrush.

Nystatin / Diflucan (fluconazole): You could use Diflucan (fluconazole) & Nysatin. The question also is, why do you have thrush? Diabetes, antibiotic use, inhaled steroids, and immune system problems are some of the causes. ...Read more

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I've been treating an abdominal rash that seem to be ringworm with OTC clotrimazole for three weeks, it doesn't seem to have changed much. What next?

I've been treating an abdominal rash that seem to be ringworm with OTC clotrimazole for three weeks, it doesn't seem to have changed much. What next?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Since you did the appropriate treatment based on your judgement and it did not work, it would be prudent to see your doctor now. ...Read more

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How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over-the-counter drugs like Monistat and gynelotrimin (clotrimazole)?

How do I cure a yeast infection when I am allergic to the over-the-counter drugs like Monistat and gynelotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Other medications!: Good morning,
there are other medications such as Diflucan (fluconazole) that are prescribed by physicians if there is evidence of infection by yeast. Allergy to Monistat is very rare, but possible. Please visit your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and seek treatment if needed. ...Read more

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How do you know if jock itch is healing I have been applying lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to it ones a day. And it's pink.

How do you know if jock itch is healing I have been applying lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to it ones a day. And it's pink.

How do you feel?: If you are not getting a good result in a week or so, maybe it is erythrasma, candida, or something else that will need some other rx. Your physician could advise you. ...Read more

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Can I irritate ringworm by applying lotrimin (clotrimazole) more than 2ce a day much more often?

Can I irritate ringworm by applying lotrimin (clotrimazole) more than 2ce a day much more often?

No: Special schedule for treatment was made after years of experiments and found the best choice to make treatment better with less side effect. ...Read more

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Can I use an internal vaginal cream while on nuva ring I am 20 and newly on nuva ring, I was diagnosed with a yeast infection 3 days ago. I took the pill fluconazole and now my doctor gave me 7 day vaginal cream (clotrimazole) to help. Can I use this inte

Can I use an internal vaginal cream while on nuva ring I am 20 and newly on nuva ring, I was diagnosed with a yeast infection 3 days ago. I took the pill fluconazole and now my doctor gave me 7 day vaginal cream (clotrimazole) to help. Can I use this inte

There: There is no contraindication to using Clotrimazole vaginal cream ring while NuvaRing is in place. If you don't feel comfortable, you can try Fluconazole alone and monitor for resolution of your symptoms, and if the symptoms are still present then you can try the Clotrimazole cream.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for ringworm redness went away but I think it's coming back should I use it more than 2ce a day?

Been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for ringworm redness went away but I think it's coming back should I use it more than 2ce a day?

Probably unnecessary: Would continue with current course of treatment and if this does not clear things up you may need a change in therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son's pediatrician told us to put lotrimin (clotrimazole) on his yeast all over his bottom twice a day. Since we have started it, it looks worse. He's 15 months.?

My son's pediatrician told us to put lotrimin (clotrimazole) on his yeast all over his bottom twice a day. Since we have started it, it looks worse. He's 15 months.?

Rinse/air dry: The red strawberry dots are consistent with a candidal/yeast diaper rash which the treatment for with lotrimin af cream (aka 1%clotrimazole) is correct. If you son has more redness and excoriaton, leaving the diaper off and air drying or tub soaks in baking soda can improve things faster. Pat dry-rinse, but don't wipe hard. Barrier diaper creams can also help. ...Read more

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Hi, can canesten pessaries affect the contraceptive pill (21 day pill) It is clotrimazole?

Hi, can canesten pessaries affect the contraceptive pill (21 day pill) It is clotrimazole?

Clotrimazole: Yes, it is clotrimazole. Because it's considered a local/topical treatment, it shouldn't interact with the 21 day pill. The thing to be careful with would be latex condoms/diaphragms because it can cause damage to them. ...Read more

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When should I start getting relief from yeast infection? I'm already on my third day of Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole).

When should I start getting relief from yeast infection? I'm already on my third day of Gyne Lotrimin (clotrimazole).

By now: Usually you should have some relief by day 3. You should see your doctor to make sure it is a yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have these red bumps on one side of my face and they darker in the day. And at night you really can't tell. But can I use clotrimazole for it?

I have these red bumps on one side of my face and they darker in the day. And at night you really can't tell. But can I use clotrimazole for it?

Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. Since we don't know if it is fungal, putting an anti fungal on it is not wise. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. ...Read more

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How long should I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to treat between toe athletes foot to be sure it's completely gone? Been treating twice a day for a week thus far

How long should I use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to treat between toe athletes foot to be sure it's completely gone? Been treating twice a day for a week thus far

A couple more weeks: Athlete's foot is a fungal infection. In addition to using over the counter treatments like creams and sprays, you want to make sure you create an environment that fungus will not want to come back to. This includes keeping your feet dry and disinfecting your shoes. Also, keep in mind, fungus is everywhere. Any disruption in the skin can attract the fungus - avoid too dry skin too. ...Read more

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I'm treating a yeast infection 5 days now, with clotrimazole 2%. 2nd day irritation gone. 4Th day came back even worse. Side effect of clotrimazole?

I'm treating a yeast infection 5 days now, with clotrimazole 2%. 2nd day irritation gone. 4Th day came back even worse. Side effect of clotrimazole?

No: The "yeast infection" may or may not have been present or the medication was ineffective if it was present. Have a MD re-examine you and confirm the presence of yeast or not and then go from there for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is clotrimazole?

What is clotrimazole?

Antifungal med: For things like athletes foot or similar conditions. ...Read more

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What percent clotrimazole works best?

What percent clotrimazole works best?

Depends: It depends on what you are treating. Common concentrations of topical preparations are 1% and 2%. The lower dose is recommended for tinea infection while the higher strength is recommended for candidiasis. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend the strength appropriate for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Lotrimin (Definition)

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