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Diflucan Dosage Ringworm
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Prescribed fluconazole 200 mg 2x weekly for 8 weeks for persistent ringworm that hasn't responded to creams. Duration and strength of dose ok?
Yes: But whether it works or not is another question. If the problem does not respond to fluconazole, need to reassess the diagnosis.
Recommended dose and duration of treatment with fluconazole for ringworm? (has not responded to creams) 150 mg 1x week for 4 weeks usual dosing?
Hi - I am a pediatrician. I have been trying to find the pediatric dose for fluconazole for ringworm. I can find this info on the NIH site "Fluconazol?
Varies: Harriet Lane lists only dosing for invasive candidiasis at 6-12mg/kd loading dose with 3-12mg/kg daily maintainance for these infections. Max 12mg/kg/dose. The Red book describes a loading dose followed by once weekly dosing for T.pedis, but lists no dosing recommendations. A similar citation is listed for T.capitis.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin. No 'worms' are involved. Treatment is topical antifungal preparations that you can buy over the counter and apply to the involved skin several times a day until 1 week after the rash has resolved. You can use the same treatments that are used for athlete's foot. Fluconazole will also be effective if topical treatment fails.
10 days: The skin turns over in 10 days. If you have a common fungus you probably got it from a kitten (or a cat), or from another person. The best therapy is usually lamisil. The generic terbinafine costs $4 for 10 pills to take 1 a day. You should also get otc an antifungal cream such as Miconazole or clotrimazole. These are cheap and effective. Many skin disorders look like fungus but are not.
My daughter is currently on week 5 of 8 of fluconazole for ringworm and kerions, there's little to no improvement, should I be doing anything else?
Treatment failure: I'd say that if you are seeing zero improvement in symptoms after 6 weeks of treatment that its time for a re-evaluation of your medications, doses and original diagnosis. Good luck!
For dermatologist: prescribed fluconazole by g.P. For ringworm that resistant to creams. Some doctors apparently think not right choice for ringworm?
See a dermatologist: Most of the time the gp will be wrong with this diagnosis. Then the fungus treatment fails to help. "ring worm" is not a medical term but usually refers to tinea corporis. This is a fungus transmitted from another person or from an animal, usually a kitten. Best treatment is often terbinafine orally. But a skin specialist may recognize something else, followed by better treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Treated what thought ringworm for 5 months with 5 dif meds. Rx fluconazole 5 weeks, not going away, still itches, new spots. Fungal? Docs refused test
Stop fooling around: See a dermatologist. Stop consulting amateursGet a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with ringworm about 4 mo. Ago ive been treating it mulitiple ways fluconazole tablets. Ointments. Garlic (left scars). And nailpolish remover it came back once but was so hard to get rid of. It was from my hairline down to my whole back an
Get seen: Stop using home / "pop" remedies and get seen by a competent dermatologist. Ringworm that doesn't respond to simple topical agents probably isn't ringworm.
See below: The adult dose of Diflucan (fluconazole) for tinea versicolor is 150-300mg once weekly for 2-4 weeks. However recurrence of tv is not uncommon. Additionally, Diflucan (fluconazole) has the potential for serious side effects and interactions with other medications. It must be prescribed by a doc/np/pa & you need to be followed closely.
What is your opinion of the recommended dosage for diflucan (fluconazole) for an internal yeast infection?
Depends: Depends on what recommended dose you are talking about and how deep the "internal" infection is, as well as how your kidneys and liver are functioning. We need more information before an appropriate answer can be given.
I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days. Thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?
~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out of body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection
How much diflucan (fluconazole) dosage and duration do I need to take to treat a severe/complicated vaginal yeast infection?
Still having severe bladder spasms. No UTI but completed Diflucan (fluconazole) dosage for yeast in urine. Should I seek immediate attention or wait to see reg. Dr?
Wait: You can wait till you see doctor but call and tell the person who answers that you are uncomfortable. Most offices will "work you in" to be seen the day you call. Best wishes.
What is the one time dosage of Diflucan for oral thrush and how safe is it to take with nifedical XL, Zoloft, (sertraline) Vitamin D3, and Fibercon?
Needs workup: There is no recommendation for a one time for for oral thrush- this sign represents something is is going on that requires further work-up. L recommend seeing a doctor to help diagnose what is going on with you.
Depends: See the doctor who prescribed if not better within a week.