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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Ketoconazole (Overview)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush.


Dr. Julie Abbott
180 Doctors shared insights

Ketoconazole (Overview)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush.


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Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Anti fungal: This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush. ...Read more

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I have a couple of fungus spots on the skin in the groin area. The doctor prescribed ketoconazole cream and fungus became much bigger and redder. Should I stop using that cream? Am I allergic to it? What should I do?

I have a couple of fungus spots on the skin in the groin area. The doctor prescribed ketoconazole cream and fungus became much bigger and redder. Should I stop using that cream? Am I allergic to it? What should I do?

Difficult to know: Without seeing the eruption cannot tell whether this is candida (yeast) or a superficial dermatomycosis (skin rash like athlete's foot). If it is the latter ketoconazole will not be effective. See a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long after starting to use ketoconazole shampoo will it take before the fungus is no longer visible on the skin?

How long after starting to use ketoconazole shampoo will it take before the fungus is no longer visible on the skin?

Depends: But, generally, if the medicine is working, initial results ahold be seen within 3 weeks as the skin takes 18-21 days to regenerate from the bottom layer to the top. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Class C: Ketoconazole is classified as a pregnancy class c medication. This means that there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effect but no controlled human studies or that there are no animal or human studies. Must weigh fetal risk vs maternal benefit. Would discuss with your md before using. ...Read more

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What is the uses and side-effect of yucomy (ketoconazole)?

What is the uses and side-effect of yucomy (ketoconazole)?

Antimicotic med: It is very effective in treating fungal infections. Taken orally can increase your liver enzymes, that's why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Has anyone experienced any negative side-effects from Nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Has anyone experienced any negative side-effects from Nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Certainly: All medications will have someone have a side effect that is less than desirable. It involves a lot of factors.....Ketooconazole should not be taken with erythromycin's and in some can cause liver problems. Most people do very well and it is safe enough to have the topical form over the counter. Oral is still a prescription. Talk to your prescribing doctor if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Is it ok to mix Dermovate and ketoconazole to treat ringworm?

Probably shouldn't: If it is definite that you have a fungal infection, which is commonly called ringworm you are better off just using the ketoconazole fungal cream and not using the steroid. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Anti fungal: This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral fungal infections called thrush. ...Read more

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How long after expiration are ketoconazole tablets good?

Check dates: Expiration dates matter.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm251658.htm

Best to dispose of med in proper manner. Check w/ your doc, med given before may not be appropriate now - ie new treatments, changes in your body, new med interactions etc.. ...Read more

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I am very scared to take ketoconazole pills. How bad is it?

Potential: Side effects. Here is info: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/ketoconazole-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole cause your ankles to swell?

Can ketoconazole cause your ankles to swell?

Allergic reaction.: Any medication can cause an allergic reaction in which swelling could be a possible outcome, especially if the swelling of the ankles occurred directly after taking the ketoconazole. I would consider discontinuing the medication. ...Read more

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Can you use ketoconazole on face before facial?

Depends: Would use a gentle cleanser instead of shampoo (ketoconazole) and would not use any creams before a f acial as they must be remove prior and may interfere with the process. ...Read more

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What is the uses and side-effect of yucomy (ketoconazole)?

Antimicotic med: It is very effective in treating fungal infections. Taken orally can increase your liver enzymes, that's why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Could ketoconazole 2% cure candida?

Ye, you can use: Topical ketoconazole for 10 day or treatment systemic therapy with fluconazole. However, you should see a medical doctor as well so that any underlying health problems can be treated. ...Read more

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Would ketoconazole help with a ring worm?

Would ketoconazole help with a ring worm?

Yes: Yes it can be used for ringworm but I would talk to a doctor so they can make a proper diagnosis and discuss with you how to properly use this medication. ...Read more

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How can you treat ringworms if you're allergic to ketoconazole pills?

How can you treat ringworms if you're allergic to ketoconazole pills?

See below: Most of "ringworm" except the ones involving scalp are treated with topical creams. Ringworm on scalp is best treated by griseofulvins. ...Read more

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Recently, I have been taking ketoconazole pills and I broke it what I think is hives what should I do?

Recently, I have been taking ketoconazole pills and I broke it what I think is hives what should I do?

Let your doctor know: The possibility of allergy to the ketoconazole would be low since you have been taking for some time. Also, by your description, my impression is that this has been progressing slowly, and not all of a sudden with associated breathing problems, swelling, nausea or dizziness (signs of anaphylaxis). Hive suppression with cetirizine could work if it is determined that you need the ketoconazole ...Read more

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I m using ketoconazole 2% for ring worms. It responde but after few days/month ring worm reapers. Using it from last 2 years.?

Ringworm: It is important to continue to use the cream for an extra week, even after the rash disappears, since small amounts of fungus can still exist in the skin. You can use ketoconazole three times a day. If ketoconazole doesn't cure the ringworm, then oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) or ketoconazole tablets can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Have some wound that has developed into a bigger size since I have it, located in the middle of my dick shaft. Now only applying Ketoconazole.

Have some wound that has developed into a bigger size since I have it, located in the middle of my dick shaft. Now only applying Ketoconazole.

Lesion on penis: F/U with doctor/ ER/ urgent care may be chancre of syphilis and you need benzothine penicillin. or chancroid (Rocephin 250 mg, or zithromax, cipro (ciprofloxacin) or erythromycin) lymphgranuloma venereum, granuloma inguinale (doxycycline 100 BID x 21 days). Ketaconazole is only for fungus.Less likely to be herpes as that is usually multiple. Or behcet's an autoimmune disease is less likely treat w/ cochicine ...Read more

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My nephew who will be eight weeks thursday has dry patches of skin in the t-zone. He has lots of flakes in his hair also. Suggestions? Ketoconazole?

My nephew who will be eight weeks thursday has dry patches of skin in the t-zone. He has lots of flakes in his hair also. Suggestions? Ketoconazole?

Hydration baths: At his age, I like to stay away from any prescription medications unless it is truly necessary. Try to bath him in luke warm water with dove liquid soap. After rinsing his skin, while still soaking wet, thinly rub in vasaline petroleum jelly for thirty seconds, then towel dry. This should alieve most of his dryness and scaling. ...Read more

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I m using ketoconazole 2% for ring worms. It responde but after few days/month ring worm reapers. Using it from last 2 years. Just read that this crea?

Incomplete question: One cardinal rule of treatment is the right treatment will seldom if ever work for the wrong diagnosis. You likely have something else. Your local doc or dermatologist could confirm or exclude the label and get you on a better treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use ketoconazole for ringworms on my face?

Is it okay to use ketoconazole for ringworms on my face?

Ringworm: Yes, Ketoconazole topical treatment is safe to use on the face two times a day for a week. If there is no improvement, however, after 48 hours, you should have the rash seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use ketoconazole in my penis?

Can I use ketoconazole in my penis?

OTC medications: Yes, of course. This is a common and normal anti-fungal medication safe for topical use. ...Read more

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Can you use ketoconazole for waxing rash?

Can you use ketoconazole for waxing rash?

No: Ketoconazole is an anti-fungal. Use Hydrocortisone cream three times daily as needed for the dermatitis from waxing. If you have pustules you might need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can ketoconazole help my baby's butt rash?

Maybe: If caused by a yeast infection, yes. If other causes such as irritation or an allergic reaction, no. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to use expired ketoconazole cream?

Not dangerous: It won't hurt you; the only question is whether it will help. No harm in trying if you're trying to save money. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of nizoral (ketoconazole)?

Betnovate is a: Trade name for betamethasone, a topical steroid. Nizoral (ketoconazole) is an anti-yeast/fungal, occasionally causes nauses. All drugs have allergies. ...Read more

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Is butenafine and ketoconazole stronger for jock itch?

Is butenafine and ketoconazole stronger for jock itch?

Jock itch: Both the meds you have listed will work fairly well for common jock itch. ...Read more

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