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Cream Used For Scabies
Don't use!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) should never be used on herpes, and can make the herpes worse! Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a topical steroid, and steroids weaken the immune system. Herpes is viral infection, and your immune system needs support to fight it off. If it is a milder outbreak, you can try over-the-counter abreva 5 times a day for up to 10 days, but if not improving or if bad outbreak, see your dr for prescription treatment. ...Read more
NO!!!!: This is a steroid, and while a steroid cream will hide your symptoms and take the itch away, it does nothing to kill or treat the fungus! try using an otc anti-fungal cream like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2x/day for at least 30 days. Your symptoms should disappear in 3-5 days, but since fungal sores live 30 days, you must use it for 30 days to prevent recurrence. Also... Don't scratch! ...Read more
It has side effects: and should not be used if you have a history of seizures, but it works, so discuss side effects with your doctor, and if it's the medication you need, be aware of side effects most are rare ...Read more
Permethrin: I checked Drugs.Com and the only listed indication was as a scabicide for Sarcoptes scabiei. ...Read more
Usually once: Scabies is caused by a mite that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. The eggs take a few days to hatch. Generally one application of Permethrin cream kills the mites and eggs but occasionally a second application a week later can be used to kill any mites that hatch from eggs that survive the first treatment. You should not use more than 2 applications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: I do not believe Nystatin works on pityrosporum, but ketoconazole and selenium sulfide do!. Try otc Nizoral ad shampoo or selsun blue shampoo and lather it up on the affected areas x 5 minutes daily and wash it off in the shower. Do this for 2 weeks and see if you had success! ...Read more
Tinea versicolor cause and treatment??? Just applied an anti fungal cream "clotrigmarole cream usp1%"
TINEA VERSICOLOR: I CALL THIS A FRIENDLY FUNGOUS CONDITION. A KETOCONAZOLE CREAM AND SHAMPOO OFTEN WORKS WELL. IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR CHEST AND BACK, FOR EXAMPLE, WASH THOROUGHLY YOUR CHEST AND BACK, AND THEN AFTER YOU RINSE OFF, DRY AND APPLY THE CREAM AT BEDTIME. YOU MUST DO THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS. GOOD LUCK . . . ...Read more
No No No No No: Clobetasol is one of the strongest topical cortisones we have. It will suppress the body's normal inflammatory response to the fungus infection, make the skin look less red, but will also let the fungus grow better, so that when you stop the clobetasol, the fungus will be worse than before. ...Read more
Not really: It is a corticosteroid used mostly in eczema and psoriasis, contact dermatitis problems more than scars. Some mds do use it for massage as a wound is healing (2-3 weeks after stitch removal to encourage less redness in the area. I would ask your surgeon their preference for applying potions to scar areas. Not used in all cases. ...Read more
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