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How much diflucan (fluconazole) for ringworm?

How much diflucan (fluconazole) for ringworm?

Wrong drug: You don't usually treat ringworm with fluconazole. You typically use topical anti-fungal creams. If oral agents are necessary, there are better choices than fluconazole.

Dr. Ritu Saini
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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


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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.

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Is fluconazole effective on ringworm?

Is fluconazole effective on ringworm?

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.

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How long does it take for fluconazole to work on ringworm?

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.

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Is ringworm contagious after using fluconazole tablet?

Ringworm: Fluconazole is a good treatment for ringworm. Wait till the rash has disappeared completely and you won't have to worry about spreading it.

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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!

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For dermatologist: prescribed fluconazole by g.P. For ringworm that resistant to creams. Some doctors apparently think not right choice for ringworm?

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.

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What is the usual recommanded fluconazole (diflucan) dosage for tinea versicolor?

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.

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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.

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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

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How much diflucan (fluconazole) dosage and duration do I need to take to treat a severe/complicated vaginal yeast infection?

One dose is OK: Vaginal candidiasis: The recommended dosage of DIFLUCAN (fluconazole) for vaginal candidiasis is 150 mg as a single oral dose.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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I have taken a dose of diflucan (fluconazole) 2 nights ago, is it safe to use. 25 of triazolam now? Thanks!

Of course: Diflucan will increase the level or effect of triazolam by altering drug metabolism, but the plasma half-life of fluconazole is approximately 30 hours.

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When after taking fluconazole (diflucan) single dose before discharge stops coming out?

Depends: See the doctor who prescribed if not better within a week.

Dr. Subir Mitra
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