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Clotrimazole Or Terbinafine
Could mixing clotrimazole, tolfinate, & Lamisil (terbinafine) in a paste help with an unknown circular rash? Clotrimazole alone not working. C my face?
See derm: This is a little overkill and will work only if this is a fungal rash. From what I can see in the tiny photo this may or may not be fungal. Could be erythema marginatum - although face is unusual, annular lichen planus, granuloma annulare, etc. Best bet is to see dermatologist... ...Read more
What is better n faster cream for ringworm on chest-Terbinafine or Clotrimazole 2%? can I combine Terbinafine with Clotrimazole? And apply 3 times a day
Same thing: They are basically the same thing. No need to combine them. ...Read more
I have what appears to be ringworm on my leg. I've used Terbinafine 1% cream for the past 8 days with little result. Should I try another type like Clotrimazole or continuing using the Terbinafine a little longer?
Ringworm: I would change Rx.Get a more detailed answer ›
What really makes ringworm go away? I've tried everything, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, miconazole nitrate creams & terbinafine HCl pills & its still here
Use Lamisil (terbinafine) and apply to infected and normal skin 2 cm beyond affected area
each day for a period of one month. The first week pair this with Hydrocortisone 1% daily. If this fails to resolve the problem then best to be seen to consider other causes. You may need an oral antifungal if the topical regimen fails and the lesion is determined to truly be ringworm. Hope this helps. ...Read more
LAMISIL (terbinafine) OR LOTRIMIN:
"YOU PAY YOUR MONEY AND YOU TAKE YOUR CHOICE."
EITHER ARE OK FOR ATHLETES FOOT OR OTHER FUNGAL DISORDERS. ...Read more
Yes: They are 2 different anti-fungal medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Usually works: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is lotrimin as strong as lamisil (terbinafine) in treating ringworm? And is it ok to use lotrimin 1% on my 4mo old baby. It looks like she has it on her stomach.
Yes&yes but only if: Lotrimin is an over-the-counter brand of clotrimazole which is an antifungal. While Lotrimin doesn't have specific adult vs pediatric guidelines, clotrimazole is approved for use in children. However, it's best to have your infant evaluated to confirm your suspicions. Lamisil is an OTC brand of terbinafine which is also an antifungal but only approved topically for children older than 12yo. ...Read more
For a toe nail fungus, which over-the-counter cream is more effective, Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?
I've had jock itch for two months. I tried Tinactin, and Lotrimin Ultra with minimal results from Lotrimin. Lamisil next or should I see my doctor?
Time to see doc: Yes go see your doctor for exam and treatment ...Read more
Is it okay to use Lamisil and Lotrimin at the same time for genital fungal infection/jock itch? It has been recurring
No it is not usual to use two medications for the same diagnosis. Start with one and continue using it for the length of time labelled on the directions.
Usually some change in how you use the medication, like amount, frequency or length of use causes it to be non effective. Some rashes need stronger prescripiton meds, certain illnesses can cause fungal infections.
Example diabetes. Check up? ...Read more
No: The lesion may clear but the infecting organism is still present so the lesion will return if not tx'd appropriately. Best to treat for an additional week. Apply topical to infected and normal skin 2 cm beyond affected area. Hope this helps. ...Read more
? Other medications?: Lamisil (terbinafine) and valacyclovir do not have any significant drug-drug interactions so by themselves there should not be an issue, but both share interactions with other medications. In general it is always a good idea to check with a pharmacist or your doctor about drug interactions with all your medications before beginning any new medication (though they should be doing this themselves anyway...) ...Read more