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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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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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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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What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

Fungus/yeast: The only conditions treated with clotrimazole cream are infections with yeasts or other fungi. There are vaginal products for vaginal yeast infections, and creams to use on rashes caused by fungi, such as ringworm. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole/betameth cream okay for diabetes?

Is clotrimazole/betameth cream okay for diabetes?

Yes/No: Even though the steroid portion of this drug is topical, it is absorbed into the system to some degree and overuse could cause a rise in your blood sugar. Used resonably as directed by your doc, there should be no problem at all. Rj. ...Read more

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Help please! Could clotrimazole used for eczema?

Help please! Could clotrimazole used for eczema?

Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections. Eczema is not a fungal infection so clotrimazole will will not be effective in treating eczema. ...Read more

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Clotrimazole vs miconazole, which is better?

Clotrimazole vs miconazole, which is better?

Similar antifungals: These medicines are quite similar, and often doctors use them interchangeably. The question as to 'what site' is involved may determine which product gets used. I have faith that either one would work fine for minor fungal infections. If these over the counter products don't help, then it's time to take it to the next level -call a doc. Infectious disease docs know the most about fungal infections ...Read more

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Clotrimazole or miconazole for atheletes foot? Thanks

Clotrimazole or miconazole for atheletes foot? Thanks

Both are okay: Both are good and both are nonprescription.
There are many other need prescription.
Most cases of athlete's foot can be cured with over-the-counter antifungal products and basic good hygiene. ...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 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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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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Lotrimin (Definition)

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