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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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
GM Dr, I got a rash 1 month ago, according to the dr I went to go see it was in internal infection. I got a rash all over my body that looked like a ringworm. The dr then prescribed Epizone LPC mixed with covarex, Rupanase and Fluconazole now it's back?
Need HD photo: Please send HD pics in good light of rash, to assist with diagnosis. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends: See the doctor who prescribed if not better within a week. ...Read more
If taking diflucan (fluconazole) (i have two) and I just took the first one, when should I take te second dose? Just want this infection gone.
How long after taking fluconazole (diflucan) single dose before vaginal discharge stops coming out?
IT MAY NOT!: It may take 2-3 days or it may persist, depending on what caused it to begin with. ...Read more
Forgot and had a glass of beer 8 hours after 150mg dose of diflucan (fluconazole). Is the med affected by alcohol? Will be on it once a week for 5 more weeks.
I 've had a single dose of diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg last friday/1week ago. I'm trying to conceive and I would like to know if would be any risk to do so tonight.
Diflucan (fluconazole): Yes there would be some risk. Advise you wait another month to try to get pregnant. ...Read more
I took a diflucan (fluconazole) after seeing my doctor on Tuesday. She gave me a refill, all my symptoms are gone except fir some ever so slight burning. 2nd dose?
Diflucan (fluconazole): A single dose is sufficient and I would not take the second dose unless the symptoms persisted or got worse ...Read more
Diflucan (fluconazole) elimination: Dliflucan has a "half-life" of about 30 hours. This means that 50% is gone in 30 hrs, 75% gone in 60 hrs, 87.5% gone in 90 hrs, 93.75% gone in 120 hrs, etc...so 99+% will be gone in 210 hrs. ...Read more