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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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) af-jock itch work for the feet?

Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) af-jock itch work for the feet?

Yes: That should be fine. Spray powders will work best if you need medication between the toes. ...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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Is it a good idea to use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra on a non athletes foot?

Is it a good idea to use lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra on a non athletes foot?

Non?: Athletes foot means fungus on the skin of your feet. Since athletes get them more often due to perspiration. You could still get fungus even if you sit on the couch all day. If your feet itches and has a rash on it use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. If it doesn't get better in two weeks see a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Athlete's foot: Yes that is a good cream. He needs to use it twice a day after washing his feet. Alternate at least two pairs of shoes, allowing the other to dry. Use anti fungal powder in his shoes. Keep his feet as dry as possible. ...Read more

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Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Probably: But like I just told another poster, fungal spores live for 30 days and do not wash out or are killed in the drier. So you need to keep treating the area for at least 30 days to prevent the fungus from returning (unless you're a fun-guy). ...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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What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?

What's the recomm. Systemic treatment for a concurrent case of ringworm + athlete's foot that is too slow to resolve with topical use of clotrimazole?

Need better cream: Several systemic antifungals are available (terbinafine, fluconazole, itraconazole), but I generally go with a prescription-strength antifungal cream (ketoconazole, ciclopirox, etc.) before resorting to an oral medication. ...Read more

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My 14 month old daughter has small bumps starting at her foot and going up her left leg. I tried putting lotrimin (clotrimazole) on it, but it's not helping much.

My 14 month old daughter has small bumps starting at her foot and going up her left leg. I tried putting lotrimin (clotrimazole) on it, but it's not helping much.

Not Lotrimin (clotrimazole): Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an anti-fungal and what you are describing does not sound like a fungal infection to me, so the lotrimin (clotrimazole) probably won't help, as you have noted. If it is a contact dermatitis or other allergy, or a type of eczema, then steroid cream and removal of the offending agent would be the appropriate treatment. Get some otc cort-aid and see if that helps. If not, see doc for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes foot spray be used to treat jock itch in the groin?

Yes: But it will burn. Also please check the can to make sure about use around groin. ...Read more

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Does blistering on foot due to tinea pedis react to Clotrimazole? Or do I need a better prescription?

Does blistering on foot due to tinea pedis react to Clotrimazole? Or do I need a better prescription?

Try it: It depends on the type of fungus u have on ur feet. The only way to know if an anti-fungal is effective or not is to try it. If that one doesn't seem to be helping than we could try u on another antifungal ...Read more

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Have tinea pedis on one foot. Use bare hands applying Clotrimazole. Wash hands after. Can hands get infected if I continue this process?

Have tinea pedis on one foot. Use bare hands applying Clotrimazole. Wash hands after. Can hands get infected if I continue this process?

Yes possibly: But washing hands helps. Fungal infections are contagious. The best way to go about this is to purchase some disposable gloves from the pharmacy and wear to apply the cream. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old daughter has pealing feet, mostly her toes. It looks like athletes foot. Should I treat it with an over-the-counter Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) get an Rx?

My 11 yr old daughter has pealing feet, mostly her toes. It looks like athletes foot. Should I treat it with an over-the-counter Lotrimin, (clotrimazole) get an Rx?

You can: Treat with OTC lotrimin (clotrimazole). If you do I would also get a 1% hydrocortisone and apply them both together. I find that it works better with combination anti fungal and steroid cream ...Read more

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Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Yes: They are all fungus and hence can all be treated with an antifungal. I woul advise washing hands though prior to applying the medication on the different body parts. ...Read more

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My sister 38 years old suffer from pruritis in her bottom of feet always, her physician give her topical clotrimazole but the pruritis resist, why?

My sister 38 years old suffer from pruritis in her bottom of feet always, her physician give her topical clotrimazole but the pruritis resist, why?

Pruritus: It is not clear as to the nature of your sister's problem. Her doctor probably gave her topical Clotrimazole thinking she may have had a fungal infection affecting her feet, but it would not help if she has a different problem. Itching of the feet could be due to a number of other factors, including a contact allergy, circulatory problems, or other dermatologic disorder. ...Read more

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Doc says peeling on left foot is not tinea pedis nor athletes foot. Still prescribed Clotrimazole. Peelings are there, should I still apply the cream?

Peeling: It is possible that there is some fungal component (tinea pedis and athlete's foot are the same thing), but a sample of the skin should be sent to a lab for culture and identification. See your podiatrist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes. Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot. Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

Skin under the left foot still has small peelings under the toes. Doc said it wasn't tinea pedis or athletes foot. Should I still apply the Clotrimazole?

If the doc said: It wasn't Tinea pedis what did the doc say it was? Wouldn't it be weird to tell you what it's not andnottell you what it is? If its not fungus, then I don't see the point in the antifugal cream. ..so is it just dry skin? Eczema? Was a skin scrapping taking? ...Read more

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Went for follow up. Doc says the peelings aren't tinea pedis. Still prescribed Clotrimazole and Gris peg (griseofulvin) for left foot and small toe nail. Is this right?

Wrong Medication: If your not responding to this combination of drugs and your doctor says you do not have Tinea, perhaps a switch to just a strong corticosteroid cream alone may be a viable alternative. If that fails your doctor should have the tissue analyses for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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