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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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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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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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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

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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

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

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What is the correct way to apply lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

What is the correct way to apply lotrimin (clotrimazole)?

Thin layer: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is white so apply a thin layer and rub it in until the color is gone and all you see is a sheen on the skin. ...Read more

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Can you use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra and clotraminzole together?

Can you use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra and clotraminzole together?

You could: But they are both anti fungal creams, so I'm not sure what extra benefit you would obtain. ...Read more

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Which is better tolnafate or clotrimazole?

Which is better tolnafate or clotrimazole?

Topical creams: Tolnafate is a topical steroid - betamethasone - and clotrimazole is a topical antifungal cream. They have different applications, though sometimes topical steroids are used in combination with topical antifungals. You should discuss with your provider or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long until the lotrimin (clotrimazole) af medicine starts working on your tinea?

How long until the lotrimin (clotrimazole) af medicine starts working on your tinea?

2 weeks: I think 2 weeks of applying the medication would be a fair time frame. Keep in mind not all medication works on all coonditions and sometimes you may have to switch to a different medication. On the feet, you can try applying a mositurizer first as the skin on the bottom of the foot is thicker and tis will soften to allow better penetration of the antifungal. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Fairly safe: In small doses or creams, unless allergic. Azole tablets in high doses can lead to liver problems, skin-safe. ...Read more

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How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

Ergosterol symthesis: The primary mode of action of all of the imidazole class of antifungals is the inhibition of ergosterol synthesis with disruption of the fungal cell membrane. ...Read more

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What are the uses of Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?

What are the uses of Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?

Anti fungal tx: Useful allopathic drug to clear fungal infections such as athlete 's feet. ...Read more

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I've been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra everynight for a month, why do my balls still itch?

I've been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra everynight for a month, why do my balls still itch?

Wrong diagnosis?: Fungal infections usually affect the groin, especialking he skini of the upper thighs, not the scrotum itself. Itching of the scrotum is more often due to excessive attention: too much washing or too much itching. The answer may be to leave your balls alone for awhile. ...Read more

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My husband a really bad case of jock itch and says that lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra is good stuff. Will that help him?

My husband a really bad case of jock itch and says that lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra is good stuff. Will that help him?

Clotrimazole: This or tolnaftate kill most jock-itch fungi. They may not work so well if it is candida (this has satellite lesions). This is one that's easily handled without a physician visit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has a really bad case of jock itch and says that lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra is good stuff considering that?

What do you suggest if my husband has a really bad case of jock itch and says that lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra is good stuff considering that?

Clotrimazole: This is a pretty good antifungal. It's likely to clear up both candida and some of the common dermatophytes. Don't neglect basic hygiene (keeping things dry and clean, preventing chafing) ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Lotrimin (Definition)

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