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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Comments about penlac or Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets for fungus nail treatment?

Partial effect: Penlac works only in 8 per cent of people treated and Lamisil (terbinafine) works in about 58 per cent of people who take a 3 month course. For toenails the effect requires one year for the new nail and 6 months for fingernails .Fingeranils require too months of treatment. Laser is an we option for nail fungus although there are no long term results. ...Read more

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Is terbinafine 1% topical cream enough for interdigital tinea pedis? Give some tips to prevent recurrence

Maybe: There are many treatment alternatives. Lamisil (terbinafine) topical is as good a start as any other topical. Other otc preparations have different chemicals and could be tried after after one month of no results. Moisture is a large factor so I recommend an anti fungal powder in the mornings. Exfoliating skin is another factor s the intertiginous spaces needs to be scrubbed.Withoutresults see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Colorec doc found fissure. Gave nitro ointment. Viola. Problem diagnosed. Recommended colonoscopy. Why? I'm 42. No fam history. Seems premature?

Colorec doc found fissure.  Gave nitro ointment. Viola. Problem diagnosed. Recommended colonoscopy. Why? I'm 42. No fam history. Seems premature?

Why colonoscopy?: Fissure may have been only cause of bleeding, but doc needs to make certain that was the only cause. Diverticula, Crohn's ds, polyps, cancer call all cause rectal bleeding. Colon cancer is not something to wait and see; once it's there, it's very hard to treat. Prevention is much better than needing treatment. SO, for completeness' sake he's recommending colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Probably: But like i just told another poster, fungal spores live for 30 days and do not wash out or are killed in the drier. So you need to keep treating the area for at least 30 days to prevent the fungus from returning (unless you're a fun-guy). ...Read more

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Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Is lotrimim ultra or loprox (ciclopirox) more affective for athletes foot fungus?

Begin at lowest cost: OTC generic miconazole and clotrimazole are least expensive and usually work the same as the products you submit. Ventillate feet, never wear sox in bed. ...Read more

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Although not indicated for treating seborrheic dermatitis, will Lamisil (terbinafine) affect it?

Seb derm RX: Yes, it will help. It is not only anti-fungal, but also anti-inflammatory. There are, however, better treatments such as Loprox and Nizoral available. Lamisil (terbinafine) will not cure it, unfortunately. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drp/2014/705402/ ...Read more

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If topical terbinafine didn't work, will oral terbinafine do?

Worthy of a try: There are several factors involved in evaluating a response topical terbinafine. You first need to know what you are treating (t. Pedis, i presume?). Then see a dermatologist to get individualized treatment to see what is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lamisil (Definition)

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