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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

Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

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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

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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?

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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.

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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).

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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.

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I got a ringworm itching on the back of my neck a year ago, I've tried everything and it just keep flaring up, I've used Lamisil, (terbinafine) tea tree oil. Help!

I got a ringworm itching on the back of my neck a year ago, I've tried everything and it just keep flaring up, I've used Lamisil, (terbinafine) tea tree oil. Help!

Time to see doctor: It may not be ringworm. It is not feasible to say what it may be without examining the lesion. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Lamisil (Definition)

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