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Does Lotrimin Work For 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
Yes: Frequent lubrication and once or twice daily topical steroid such as Fluocinonide are standard. Frequent exposure to soaps, solvents, foods, hair &etc aggravate hand eczema. Warm gloves in winter are a must. Sometimes a more potent steroid cream is needed. Prednisone @ 20 mg 3 times a week m-w-f for short periods will help if topicals fail. ...Read more
Claims to....: The active ingredient in Blue Star is Camphor 1.24% - claims are made it treats a variety of things. However, it does not contain any FDA approved antifungal medications and specifically states if not effective after 5 days to consult your MD. Consider other OTC meds - like athlete foot cream lotrimen - for suspected ringworms. Always check with your MD for any rash not responding to OTC products. ...Read more
No: We use dandruff shampoos on wide areas of skin. These may be zinc pyrethrum, selenium, ketoconazole, others. Azole creams such as miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole are useful. ! or 2 oral doses of fluconazole or other azole is the easiest, cheapest, most effective. You may defer this during pregnancy. ...Read more
Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?
What is better n faster cream for ringworm on chest-Terbinafine or Clotrimazole 2%?can i combine Terbinafine with Clotrimazole?and apply 3 times a day
Same thing: They are basically the same thing. No need to combine them. ...Read more
No: No it does not.Get a more detailed answer ›
The next day: In general, symptoms will diminish before the medicine has completely eliminated the yeast infection. You should feel better by the next day. If you don't you could have a resistant yeast infection which would necessitate a different type of medication. See your doctor if it doesn't clear up. ...Read more
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