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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication) , Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal medication. Spend the extra money on Lamisil (terbinafine) and make definitive progress. ...Read more

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Crotch itch cure?

Crotch itch cure?

Try OTC first: There are several over the counter medicines for fungal infections that cause "jock itch." i would ask your pharmacist and try the over the counter first. If you still have the problem, than see your dr. For rx strength. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Antibacterial: It's unlikely to kill the fungi that cause most jock itch. Get a fungicide instead. ...Read more

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

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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Can jock itch blister?

Jock itch is not a d: You need to see a dr for diagnosis. "jock itch" is not a specific diagnosis. Blisters there need prompt attention. ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

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Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated simultaneously if indicated. ...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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Does jock itch medicine work on vaginal itch?

Does jock itch medicine work on vaginal itch?

Doubt it: Other preparation available for vaginal itch, talk to primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm - can they all use anti-fungals like lotrimin (clotrimazole) af?

Yes: They are all fungus and hence can all be treated with an antifungal. I woul advise washing hands though prior to applying the medication on the different body parts. ...Read more

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray for jock itch be used daily?

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray for jock itch be used daily?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray is Miconazole which can be used twice a day to fight the fungus of jock itch. There are other important things to do for the management - one being try to keep the area dry. Think of mold in the basement-- it loves moisture. Going forward do what u can to stay dry. A blow drier (on cool setting) after showers may help. Also wearing a towel for a while after may help. ...Read more

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Is jock itch cream (clotrimazole) helpful in treating angular cheilitis?

Is jock itch cream (clotrimazole) helpful in treating angular cheilitis?

If fungus yes: If cheilitis is due to a fungus, then yes. Often though angular chelitis is due to a bacteria & erythromycin might be enough. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Ketoconazole (Definition)

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


Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as tinea cruis, this condition results in an itchy fungal infection of the groin that ...Read more