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Doctor insights on: Clotrimazole Mouth Lip Preparation

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Can I use clotrimazole on lip fungus?

Can I use clotrimazole on lip fungus?

Its ok: Over-the-counter Clotrimazole products are usually intended to treat athlete's foot. Clotrimazole can be applied to the face if needed but you should avoid contact with the eyes and mucous membranes. If the rash does not improve, see your doctor, . ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Could I be resistant to clotrimazole after applying it to a fungal infection under my lip for 2 months now?

Could I be resistant to clotrimazole after applying it to a fungal infection under my lip for 2 months now?

Fungal infection: Clotrimazole is used to treat yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, and skin such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and body ringworm. It can also be used to prevent oral thrush in certain patients. It is entirely possible that the particular fungus you are treating is resistant. ...Read more

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My girlfriend's dealing w/ red, enflamed sores around her mouth since thanksgiving 2013. 8 weeks. Nothing has seem to improve cept lotrimin (clotrimazole). Fungus?

Herpes simplex?: This sounds superficially like herpes, but without seeing them there is no way to be sure. May be yeast infection but that would be very very unusual. She needs to be seen and examined by a knowledgeable physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide be used with clotrimazole mouth wash?

Can hydrogen peroxide be used with clotrimazole mouth wash?

Yeast: If you have an oral yeast infection, then use the clotrimazole. There isn't a benefit of adding peroxide to it. All that would do is dilute the mouthinse. ...Read more

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How often and for how long can you use gentian violet for thrush in the mouth? I'm a 50 yr old female. I've had nystatin, diflucan (fluconazole) and Clotrimazole

How often and for how long can you use gentian violet for thrush in the mouth? I'm a 50 yr old female. I've had nystatin, diflucan (fluconazole) and Clotrimazole

Oral yeast?: You can use it as often as you like; no harm will come. But why use a not very effective and unpleasant treatment when other effective treatments are available? Also confirm the diagnosis. Oral yeast infection (thrush) is different from coated tongue, for example. If you are ohterwise healthy, oral yeast infections are unlikely. Discuss with your PCP. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use lotrimin af [clotrimazole cream] on the head of my penis?

Is it safe to use lotrimin af [clotrimazole cream] on the head of my penis?

Yes unless allergic: To any of components of the cream. Very effective for yeast and fungal infections. ...Read more

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra stretch the skin of the penis? I have noticed that from a months of using it it makes the head of my penis wrinkle when flaccid.

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra stretch the skin of the penis? I have noticed that from a months of using it it makes the head of my penis wrinkle when flaccid.

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Side Effect: Burning, irritation, redness, or itching at the application site may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (face/tongue/throat), trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Can I use this canesten-s clotrimazole & beclomethasone cream on my head where I dnt have hair (hair fall)?

Can I use this canesten-s clotrimazole & beclomethasone cream on my head where I dnt have hair (hair fall)?

Yes: You have to know the cause of hair loss there are several causes. If there is a fungal infection or allergy or autoimmune problems causing hair loss then it may be helpful. You should see a dermatologist to figure out cause and prescribe appropriate treatment ...Read more

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Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

Given lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) for penile fungal infection. Used 9 days, foreskin thinning, blueness on head. Month later, skin still thinned & burning. Concerned!

Use steroid free: Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a combination of both an anti-fungal and a topical steroid. The steroid is causing the thinning of the skin. And 9 days is not long enough to treat fungal skin infection. You need a topical cream like lotrimin that is just the anti-fungal cream and not containing any steroid, and then use it routinely for weeks to clear up the infection. Oral meds also available but more side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply Candid cream (clotrimazole) around vagina? Can clotrimazole cream cause infertility if applied inside vagina and inner lips?

Is it safe to apply Candid cream (clotrimazole) around vagina? Can clotrimazole cream cause infertility if applied inside vagina and inner lips?

Safe: Clotrimazole cream is safe to apply in or around the vagina. It is frequently prescribed to be used vaginally for yeast infections. It won't cause infertility. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection week and a half ago, treated with diflucan (fluconazole) and clotrimazole cream. Can too much cream cause swelling and red of the vagina lips?

Had a yeast infection week and a half ago, treated with diflucan (fluconazole) and clotrimazole cream. Can too much cream cause swelling and red of the vagina lips?

Possibly: Excessive application can cause some irritation, or this could represent an allergic reaction or sensitivity to the medication. Follow up with your provider to determine if you are sensitive/allergic. ...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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On clotrimazole for 9 days and still have sore tongue. How long does this take to cure thrush?

Oral thrush: Sometimes it takes a few weeks to cure this problem. If you have good liver function, your doctor can call in diflucan (fluconazole). This comes in a tablet and is a little stronger and seems to work better. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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2 weeks clotrimazole /2 weeks nystatin/triamcinolone for red itchy inflamed dark patch on scrotum only. Not cured. Candida spit test some positive signs?

2 weeks clotrimazole /2 weeks nystatin/triamcinolone for red itchy inflamed dark patch on scrotum only. Not cured. Candida spit test some positive signs?

Can take longer: A fungal infection using topicals can take up to 4 weeks. You could have a superimposed bacterial infection. If fungal oral Diflucan (fluconazole) at 200mg every other day for 5 doses mat hasten recovery but you may need abx and evaluation. A good gp should be able to help. ...Read more

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Just prior to the more painful mouth palate injections in preparation for oral surgery can a patient request nitrous oxide as an helpful aid, or not?

Just prior to the more painful mouth palate injections in preparation for oral surgery can a patient request nitrous oxide as an helpful aid, or not?

Sure, or a general.: Palatal, roof of the mouth injections, for oral surgery procedures such as dental implants etc. Can be uncomfortable. Sometimes a topical anesthetic and a little distracting pressure with a dental instrument will suffice. Otherwise, nitrous oxide. (inexpensive) oral sedation more (expensive) twilight sleep or general anesthesia (most expensive) does the job. What is it worth to you? ...Read more

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Started realizing I have very dry mouth 2 weeks ago started hydrating, use products n quit smoking. Dry mouth seems better but lips still sticky. Why?

Started realizing I have very dry mouth 2 weeks ago started hydrating, use products n quit smoking. Dry mouth seems better but lips still sticky. Why?

Sticky lips?: Perhaps the "products" you are using for your lips are creating the "sticky" feeling? What are you using? Any better answer would require a personal examination. See a physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have thin eyes, mouths, and lips?

Why do I have thin eyes, mouths, and lips?

Looks from where?: Looks like eyes lips and mouth shape is a inherited facial pattern so look to your momma and pappa as to how you got them. ...Read more

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I have super dry lips and mouth, what do you recommend?

Complete Diagnosis: You may have sjogren's syndrome which is an autoimmune disease that can cause problems with the glands that produce saliva.
See an oral ; maxillofacial surgeon or your general medical doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?  

The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?  

May be thrush: Thrush is a whitish coating inside the mouth (on the tongue, inside cheeks, the gums, etc...) caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Candida is normally in people's mouths, but in small amounts so is invisible. Thrush is non-urgent if a baby is behaving fine, but should be evaluated by a primary care doctor who can prescribe medication if needed (if no over-the-counter treatment available). ...Read more

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What are these lumps on my inner bottom lip of my mouth?

What are these lumps on my inner bottom lip of my mouth?

Lumps on lip: Without a clinical examination, it is difficult to make a diagnosis.
However, what you describe sounds like mucoceles, which are small mucous cysts.
They are harmless and usually go away on their own.
For a definitive diagnosis, see your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

What causes blue or purple spots on iside of lips of mouth?

Cheek bite for one: One cause can be a cheek bite that caused bleeding below the tissue, but not enough of a bite to cause a laceration or tear so that the blood leaked out into your mouth. Another reason could be a blue nevus. You should see a dentist to have the spots evaluated and then see if any treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Why in case of constpation appear black spotes in the mouth lips? What is it?

Why in case of constpation appear black spotes in the mouth lips? What is it?

Medicine: My first thought: bismuth. Many over-the-counter preparations to treat upset stomachs (like pepti bismol) contain bismuth, which can turn your tongue dark temporarily. Laxatives can also cause dark spots in the mouth and inside the colon if you use them all the time. ...Read more

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Could chord overstreet (sam evans) on glee during season 2 have a lip/mouth disorder?

Could chord overstreet (sam evans) on glee during season 2 have a lip/mouth disorder?

Doubt: Not that I know of. I think he probably is just endowed with genetically full lips. Some people 'enhance' their lips with various fillers. Look at lisa rinna for example. ...Read more

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Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...Read more

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