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Dr. Joel Gallant
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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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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Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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How long does it take ketoconazole to work for yeast?

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
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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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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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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, thats why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more

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