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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Lamisil (Definition)

Treats fungal infections of the scalp, toenails, or fingernails.

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What is Lamisil cream and why is it usually prescribed?

What is Lamisil cream and why is it usually prescribed?

Antifungal: Lamisil is antifungal but has poor anti yeast properties. Creams which are more effective for yeast include miconazole, kopeks, ketoconazole, and nystatin. It is also used orally for extensive fungus infection or over a three month period with monitoring for toenail fungus. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
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Treating Ringworm (Tip)

Treating Ringworm

Get a correct diagnosis. Determine the source. Try antifungal cream & a week of terbinafine pills. ...See more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Tip)

Treating Nail Fungus

The best treatment by far is oral terbinafine 1 a day. 6 weeks for fingernails, 12 for toes. ...See more

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Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Toenail mycosis: It is difficult to treat fungal infections of the toenails. If the medications failed, you might have to have the toenail removed to adequately treat the area. Lamisil may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

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Treating Nail Fungus (Tip)

Treating Nail Fungus

Terbinafine pills are now cheap: $20 for full 12 weeks. They are very safe. Liver prob. are not comm. ...See more

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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Oral lamisil: Scalp fungus requires oral medications because the fungus is in the hair follicle and topical medications will not reach into the hair shaft. ...Read more

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Terbinafine (Definition)

Terbinafine is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...Read more

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