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I am treating jock itch with Lamisil (terbinafine). It has been 4 days and it is slow to clear up. How long will it take?

I am treating jock itch with Lamisil (terbinafine). It has been 4 days and it is slow to clear up. How long will it take?

Perhaps its not jock: Itch (or tinea cruris), if not clear in a week with laminal, see dermatologist for diagnosis, it may just be intertrigo or erythrasma ...Read more

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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I am treating my jock itch, with lamisil, (terbinafine) showering and drying groin thoroughly, is it safe to masturbate?

I am treating my jock itch, with lamisil, (terbinafine) showering and drying groin thoroughly, is it safe to masturbate?

Yes: There should be no risk provided you do not have involvement of the shaft of the penis. I would be concerned that chaffing of the skin could lead to an infection ...Read more

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Is it okay to use Lamisil and Lotrimin at the same time for genital fungal infection/jock itch? It has been recurring

Is it okay to use Lamisil and Lotrimin at the same time for genital fungal infection/jock itch? It has been recurring

No: No it is not usual to use two medications for the same diagnosis. Start with one and continue using it for the length of time labelled on the directions.
Usually some change in how you use the medication, like amount, frequency or length of use causes it to be non effective. Some rashes need stronger prescripiton meds, certain illnesses can cause fungal infections.
Example diabetes. Check up? ...Read more

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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching. Do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole (or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated, gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC antihistamine for the side effect of mild itching due to lamisil (terbinafine)?

Itch: It is a personal preference since we are all genetically different so different antihistamines work differently on people. That said, the binding capacity (strength) of the otc non-sedating antihistamines is as follows: zyrtec >> Allegra >> Claritin (loratadine) (zyrtec being the strongest). ...Read more

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I had this rushes on top of my foot about 20yrs however its been itching merecently and I went to seepharmacist and was given Lamisil (terbinafine) terb but still?

I had this rushes on top of my foot about 20yrs however its been itching merecently and I went to seepharmacist and was given Lamisil (terbinafine) terb but still?

See a dermatologist: Your pharmacist gave you a fungus treatment. You may have a fungus, but that is not the cause of intense itch on top of foot. You probably need a prescription cortisone. Meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Jock itch. I have it and it was going away with lamasil. It is gone on 1 side but got a bit worse on the other. Anything else I can do?

Jock itch. I have it and it was going away with lamasil. It is gone on 1 side but got a bit worse on the other. Anything else I can do?

Intertrigo: You have a medical condition intertrigo which is caused by moisture and friction. Ther are two prescription medications that work well for this condition alcortin a and vytone cream 1%. ...Read more

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Started taking oral terbinafine, told toenails need to grow out so it can take months, but how long before I see results for jock itch? Immediate?

No, the results: Won't be immediate. But, it should help. It could take couple of weeks to months. I would advise using a topical antifungal cream to the region of the jock itch. The terbinafine indication is for nails not jock itch, but, it should work nonetheless over time. ...Read more

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I have jock itch. I've heard terbinafine cream can assist in curing it. Can I use terbinafine cream in small portions on my vagina?

I have jock itch. I've heard terbinafine cream can assist in curing it. Can I use terbinafine cream in small portions on my vagina?

Just outside skin: You can use on labia but not made for intravaginal use. Use monostat or similar intravaginally or other rx like diflucan (fluconazole) from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have jock itch, have used terbinafine cream. It is disapearing but I noticed some small rash on the penis itself. Should I smear cream on the penis?

I have jock itch, have used terbinafine cream. It is disapearing but I noticed some small rash on the penis itself. Should I smear cream on the penis?

Maybe not the same: I would be hesitant to recommend for the penis because it is indicated for fungal infection in areas where skin is stronger and mainly because we don't know if what you have there is fungus. Monitor and if it gives you symptoms, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the most effective OTC medication for jock itch? Tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamasil, lotramin ultra? Can I put gold bond powder on right after the cream?

What is the most effective OTC medication for jock itch? Tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamasil, lotramin ultra? Can I put gold bond powder on right after the cream?

They are: All effective medications. Some will work better on some people and vice a versa.
Be careful with some of the powders, some have ingredients that help fungus flourish. ...Read more

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Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Can I use jock itch on my feet? (Tebinafine) It's probably tinea perdis. Or just use athletes foot? (Terbinafine hydrochloride) sound the same

Either One Ok to Use: Tinea Pedis, a fungal skin infection: itchy rash between toes/sides of feet, can infect toenails. Same fungus causes Jock Itch. Terbinafine (anti-fungal) used to treat both. Prevention is key. Cleanse feet/between toes daily in soapy water. Air dry 15 min. Avoid sweaty feet, wear absorbent socks, change if damp, shoe inserts & foot powder help. See doctor if not resolved after 2 wks therapy. ...Read more

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Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Jock itch! How can I get my mind off the itching?

Treat infection: Treat the cause! If an infection, often fungal, most over-the-counter preparations are effective if you are compliant with the regimen for 1-2 weeks. Terbinafine, miconazole, Clotrimazole are common meds used to treat this. A topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may be used at the same time to treat itching. If not infection related, make sure your clothing is not a cause. Is it too tight, etc. ...Read more

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After starting the jock-itch cream when is the itching and discomfort going to go away?

Jock itch: Provided you use the correct medication, the itch and discomfort should start disdappearing within a week or shorter.
Be sure to conitnue applying the cream until the lesions are completely gone. If what you use does not work, it will be better to use a medication prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Tolnaftate: Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. If your itching is due to superficial fungus it may help. ...Read more

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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

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Cure for scrotum redness. I am using cream for jock itch. Does not seem to be working have been using 3-4 days with no relief. Also itching. Nothing?

Here are some. ..: Intractable itch on the sac may result from allergy, inflammation, yeast infection or autoimmune disorders; examples are tinea (yeast skin infection), atopic dematitis, psoriasis, lichen sclerosus, contact dermatitis, etc. How to manage it for short and long-term benefits? See dermatologist for detail. Note: Cure is impossible but it can be modified and contained. ...Read more

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Terbinafine (Definition)

Terbinafine is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more


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Lamisil (Definition)

Lamisil is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more