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Does Lotrimin Work For Ringworm
Should I put lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra on every one of my new bumps of ringworm? They tiny and red should I start treatment right away?
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
Can it be ringworm if it is just a really red spot under my breast best cure over counter? Would lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra work better than regular lotrimin (clotrimazole)
No: Special schedule for treatment was made after years of experiments and found the best choice to make treatment better with less side effect. ...Read more
What to do if I have ringworm and its not really going away with lotrimin, (clotrimazole) what else can I do?
Using lotrimin (clotrimazole) on ringworm took redness away and it's fading. How long does it usually take for it completely fade away it's still lil ashy should it?
About 2 weeks: Keep applying it until 1 week after the rash resolves. ...Read more
What other skin rashes look like ring worm? Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) work on those other rashes too?
My ringworm is on my scalp nd won't seem to come of ive used lotrimin (clotrimazole) but it isn't working what do I do?
"TheWormHasTurned": You might need to take pills too. Maybe for quite a while. That's so that the medication comes up into the scalp through the blood. The scalp. Like the nails, requires special treatment. Sometimes it gets so bad you have to shave your head. So, before you begin looking like a leper, go see a dermatologist for definitive care. Try not to scratch too much, it could get infected with bacteria. ...Read more
Been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for ringworm redness went away but I think it's coming back should I use it more than 2ce a day?
Probably unnecessary: Would continue with current course of treatment and if this does not clear things up you may need a change in therapy. Good luck. ...Read more
My 11 month old has ringworm, I have been treating it with lotrimin for about 5 days. How will I know the treatment is working? Signs of healing?
Drying centrally: "Ringworm" or Tinea Corporis is relatively common acquired fungal skin infection, is amenable to topical therapy with the lotrimin. Apply the cream at least two centimeters around the lesion for two weeks. Resolution of the infection will be apparent as the lesion no longer increases in size and shows drying centrally. Nummular Eczema can look like Ringworm but is treated differently. ...Read more
I'm 18, I have ringworm on the back of my neck, I put on lotrimin (clotrimazole) 2-3 times a day. How long before I can go back to my grappling gym?
Cover the area: If you cover the area and there is no chance of direct contact you should be fine to return to play ...Read more
My ringworm is not itchy anymore, but it is still red. Will this go away on its own now? Do I continue to put Lotrimin (clotrimazole) on it? What should I do?
Yes: Assuming your diagnosis is correct lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an effective treatment for fungal infections (ringworm). However "ringworm" infections involving the penis are somewhat unusual. Yeast infections would be a more likely fungal infection involving the penis and yes lotrimin (clotrimazole) would work for that too. ...Read more
Should ringworm spots keep appearing even after treatment (Lotrimin (clotrimazole) Ultra) has been started for 5 days, or does it take awhile for it to take effect?
Ringworm: Ringworm can occasionally be resistant to treatment so you may need a different antifungal. Additionally, there is a common skin disorder that is often misdiagnosed as ringworm called pityriasis rosea which you may have. PR does not respond to topical antifungals but goes away on its own. It starts with one larger patch and then multiple smaller patches develop over a few weeks. ...Read more
I think my son has ringworm and now I have a small one on my face. Can you prescribe medication. We have been already using lotrimin (clotrimazole) but need stronger?
Two issues: The public HT site does not offer diagnosis and or treatment. If you can find a HT prime doc that will accept you, some of those services are possible. Read the site info. If your assumption is correct, lotrimin (clotrimazole) applied twice a day is adequate for ringworm, but may require more than a week to see any change. Treatments for ringworm will not help a skin problem caused by something else. ...Read more
I recently got ringworm and now it's its starting to spread everywhere any tips to stop the spreading? I am using lotrimin (clotrimazole) athletes antifungal cream
May not be ringworm: The basic adage that if the treatment isn't working, the diagnosis may be wrong may apply in this case. The agent in lotrimin (clotrimazole) should help if it is really ringworm, but if not better after a week you might want to have it looked at. A contact dermatitis can have some similar findings. ...Read more
Help I can't stop ringworm from spreading I have used 2 lotrimin (clotrimazole) tubes and I'm on pills from doc week 2, but it's not helping, need something stronger?
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
I have what looks like a ringworm on my left breast. It itchs constantly, I have been using lotrimin (clotrimazole) for about two weeks and there is no changel in th?
Well: First of all you have to be sure it is ringworm and this is questionable since no resolution with the anti fungal cream. You did not say it was worse. I suspect you gave yourself the wrong diagnosis. See your doctor for correct evaluation and treatment plan. So you do not suffer anymore ...Read more
I have ringworm & tinea versicolor. In addition to using scrip Nizoral (ketoconazole 2%) as a body wash, can I apply Lotrimin on affected area after?
Yes: Follow OTC directions on box or a doctors prescriptions for best outcome. You can always do your own thing with OTC pharmacy meds. They are safe to use. The pharmacist can guide you if you get stuck. ...Read more
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