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Griseofulvin Allergy In Children
Gris Peg allergy: Gris Peg (griseofulvin) is a systemic antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://reference. Medscape. Com/drug/grifulvin-v-gris-peg-griseofulvin-342590 ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
This is a: Prescription medication so I would discuss this with the prescriber. ...Read more
Griseofulvin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
diarrhea or loose stools
if you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
mouth soreness or irritation. ...Read more
Antibiotics: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Griseofulvin: Griseofulvin is an oral antifungal medication. By taking an oral medication, a fungal infection can be controlled from the inside of the body to the outside, by preventing the fungus from growing into the skin or into the hair follicles. Often this will be combined with a topical antifungal as well. ...Read more
Is it just as effective to take griseofulvin with a glass of whole milk rather than a meal? (Been taking it at 8.30 so not great time for food)
Griseofulvin: It is recommended that you take it with milk, eggs or fatty food so a glass of milk would be fine. All the best. ...Read more
I've been on griseofulvin for more than 5 months is it possible I might not have ringworm but sebhorreic dermatitis?
If my daughter doesn't have ringworm, why does the doctor say she needs to continue with griseofulvin?
Fungal infection: Griseofulvin is an antifungal medication that is used to treat resistant fungal infections and especially frequently used for tinea capitus (kerion) - which is a fungal infection in the hair or scalp. There may be associated hair loss or brittle hair with this type of infection. If you need further information, please request virtual consult. ...Read more
Ringworn: Daily until better then 2-3 week for a month. ...Read more
Was prescribed griseofulvin for tinea pedis and two toenails that seem infected. Says take 3 tablets twice a day, what does that mean? Will it clear off?
Confusing question: If your prescription says take 3 pills a day, take 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening, or whatever schedule you want to keep the doses about 10-12 hours apart. This is a common therapy for the issues mentioned. It will likely do the job but may take a while to change the appearance of your nails. (they grow out slowly) ...Read more
I was diagnosed with tinea capitis 8 years ago. Was prescribed griseofulvin twice with no results. Was on this for a total of 18 months. Do you think I am a candidate for oral lamisil? I have no liver problems, and do not want another round of griseofulvi
Yes, reasonable: From an Google search: Newer antifungal medications, such as itraconazole, terbinafine, fluconazole, reported as effective therapeutic for tinea capitis. Itraconazole & terbinafine are used most commonly. Selenium sulfide shampoo may reduce risk of spreading the infection early in the course of therapy by reducing the number of viable spores that are shed. ...Read more
My 17 year old was diagnosed w/tinea capitis 3 days ago. Griseofulvin was prescribed. What's the best shampoo for African-American descent?
Mild shampoo.: The scalp is already irritated. The cause is being treated Use a mild shampoo that is not strongly scented. You don't want strong scent and soap molecules to irritate the area more. It a shampoo stings or causes itching, don't use it, of course. ...Read more
What could I have other than ringworm? I have itchiness on the same places on my scalp and hair is being lost there and I've been on griseofulvin
I've been using griseofulvin for months now but I still have hair loss and itchiness, should I switch to lamisil (terbinafine)?
It depends what you are treating, Griseofulvin does not treat hair loss unless the hair loss is caused by a fungus. If you are treating a fungus was a skin scraping done to identify if a fungus was present? If not you may not have a fungus.
You may have seborrheic dermatitis which is a common skin disorder that mainly affects your scalp, causing scaly, itchy, red skin and stubborn dandruff. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with ringworm in Oct. Have used every topical treatment + griseofulvin. Still have this bruise like dark spot left. Is this scarring?
I went to the doctor to check my bald spot and he said it was tinea, I been taking griseofulvin for 4 weeks now, why haven't I seen improvement?
If it is a small: Circle of hair loss, ask someone to see if there are some hairs that look like an exclamation mark *i.e.Narrow at the bottom and broad at the top) if they are present it is alopecia areata, of unknown cause. It might be that or failure of he treatment so see the doctor who is treating you. ...Read more
Can I drink alcohol whilst on griseofulvin? Will it affect it's overall effectiveness? (widespread microsporum canis fungal infection)
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