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Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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What is ketoconazole cream for?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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What is ketoconazole cream for?

Fungal infections: Fungal infections of the skin, including seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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Please describe the medication: ketoconazole?

Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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I used ketoconazole shampoo for my pitysporum folliculitis. My skin improved but now it has come back. What should I do?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
103M people helped
I used ketoconazole shampoo for my pitysporum folliculitis. My skin improved but now it has come back. What should I do?

Retreat: Treat this again and if it returns, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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Is ketoconazole Nizoral effective for alopecia areata?

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Board Certified, Dermatology
14 years in practice
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Is ketoconazole Nizoral effective for alopecia areata?

No: This is used for fungal infections not for hair loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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How long does it take ketoconazole to work for yeast?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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How long does it take ketoconazole to work for yeast?

ANYWHERE FROM 5 TO 7: If used for yeast vaginal infection usually 7 days is enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Lotz
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Dr. Douglas Lotz
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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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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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
15 years in practice
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What is the uses and side-effect of yucomy (ketoconazole)?

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
15 years in practice
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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, thats why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more

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