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Is naftin (naftifine) cream effective against nail fungus?

Is naftin (naftifine) cream effective against nail fungus?

No: Most topicals do not work well on nail fungus. There are a few that are specifically for nail fungus, but even these don't work as often as anyone would like. If you try a topical, it is important to use as often as suggested and keep the nail trimmed as short and thin as possible to give the medicine a chance to work. It may take the nail 6 months to grow out. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Ciclopirox (Definition)

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


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Fingernail fungal treatment?

Fingernail fungal treatment?

Antifungal: Usually need an oral therapy such as laminal. ...Read more

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Is naftin (naftifine) anti-fungal cream any good against nail fungus?

Naftin (naftifine): Unfortunately the answer is no and you should go with the laser(cutera)/topical(formula 3) with steri shoe. ...Read more

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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac (ciclopirox) are the preparations effective topically. ...Read more

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Which is better for toe nail fungus - naftin (naftifine) or econazole nitrate?

Which is better for toe nail fungus - naftin (naftifine) or econazole nitrate?

Better for skin: Either one of them is better for the skin fungus than the toe nail's. Topicals need to be as solutions or used in conjunction with certain procedures... Laser therapy could help as well. ...Read more

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Can tea tree oil cure foot fungus toe nail fungus?

Tea Tree Fungus: This is commonly used as a natural remedies for toenail fungus but my experience is that it is not very effective in moderate or severe cases. It may be slightly effective if there is only a small amount of fungus present. Keeping the nail trimmed short and filed thin may help at work slightly better. ...Read more

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Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Can nail polish destroy toenails?

Not the good polish: An underlying nail fungus is usually the culprit, and using nail polish may exacerbate the fungus. Most good polishes will not harm the nails, and in fact can act as a protectant. ...Read more

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Does nail polish remover kill headlice?

Does nail polish remover kill headlice?

Not a good idea.: I appreciate your desire to be ridded of head lice; but nail polish remover contains acetone--not a recommended product for use on hair. Many newer medications for head lice are now available by prescription that are superior to otc products. If you have already used otc--and failed--then call your doctor and request one of the newer rxs. You'll be thankful you did! ...Read more

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Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Treatment for toe nail fungus?

Nail fungus treatmen: I ususally outline the following options for my patinets: topical creams topical antifungal nail polish removal of nail oral antifungals (some risk of liver concerns) laser nail treatment. Talk with your podiatrist about these options to see which is best for you. ...Read more

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Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Does nail polish remover kill lice?

Use lice product: Why don't you use a known lice treatment that is available at any pharmacy? There are several that are proven lice killers, with the instructions included for best results. ...Read more

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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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Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

Pinky toe nail brittle w/ dark streak. Fourth nail flaky, thick, half unattached from nail bed. Big toe thick nail. Taupe or blueish nails. Both feet?

See a : Podiatrist or dmatologist among some of the more common problems are fungus, bacteria, subungual keratinization. There are other possibilities but those are the three most common. (Each using different treatments.) ...Read more

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Which is better for treating nail fungus: lamisol cream, lamisol liquid drops, or lamisol liquid nail brush?

Which is better for treating nail fungus: lamisol cream, lamisol liquid drops, or lamisol liquid nail brush?

Depends on nail: a thick nail responds better to oral antifungal. A thinner discolored nail may respond to topical antifungal solution. Creams have not been shown to effectively penetrate the nail plate ...Read more

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Can anti fungus work for black toe nails?

Can anti fungus work for black toe nails?

If the black toe : Are fungus.....They may be secondary to a subungual hematoma or blood under the nail in which case the medication will do nothing. Topical medications only work about ten percent of the time so you need to keep that in mind as well. ...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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Toenail is brittle and discolored. Any OTC meds for toenail fungus?

Toenail is brittle and discolored. Any OTC meds for toenail fungus?

Some say: Try vicks vapor rub, others garlic. Most topical antifungals are non prescription found in pharmacy. ...Read more

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Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Is there any topical treatment for toe nail fungus, thickening and discolored toenails ?

Fungus: Agreed - first be sure it is fungus . With a black light fungus will fluoresce. I use a laser with good success (80-85%). ...Read more

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

Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) 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 (terbinafine) may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

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Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Can applying loprox, (ciclopirox) micronazole or lotrimen on athletes foot make it go away and on nails after laser treatment make it go away for good?

Yes and no: To resolve a athlete's foot infection an anti-fungal cream should be use for a full month. Some patients are prone to reinfections and may use these products once a week preventatively. Doctors that use lasers to treat fungus of the nails often will suggest also using a topical product but I have not seen literature to prove that a combination improves the outcome. ...Read more

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Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching.Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped.What should I do?What can it be

Had pitting on a nail and now it looks like its detaching.Doc gave me ciclopirox topical solution but it hasn't helped.What should I do?What can it be

Depends: Nail pitting can be seen in psoriasis and patients can sometimes lose a nail as a result. Ciclopirox is a topical antifungal medicine and won't do anything unless your problem is due to a fungus. Having a dermatologist look at you will help determine what exactly is going on. ...Read more

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Could the ciclopirox topical solution help get rid of yellow nails?

No: if the nail changes you have are fungal related then almost always need a course of oral anti-fungals. see your family doctor to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loprox allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Loprox allergy?

Loprox allergy: Loprox (Ciclopirox) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/cdi/loprox-cream.html ...Read more

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Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Will loprox (ciclopirox olamine) be effective to treat balanitis?

Yes, it can be but..: Yes, it can be if being with bacteria; but, key rx for balanitis is still gentle cleaning ; drying the foreskin regularly, especially after each peeing plus timely ; thinly applying antifungal/steroid cream; definite rx is circumcision + good hygiene. Note: remember to pull down the retracted foreskin after each cleaning ; drying; otherwise, paraphimosis may ensue - an emergency. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Is there any side effect from this loprox (ciclopirox)?

Ciclopirox: A topical antifungal. It may cause dry skin, allergic reactions, but no serious systemic side-effects have been noted as a result of topical application. ...Read more

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Im putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Im putting loprox (ciclopirox) on my penis head?

Why do that: It is a shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. How about consulting a dermatologist? ...Read more

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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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Can the use of loprox (ciclopirox) cream on the face to treat tinea v cause breakouts ?

Can the use of loprox (ciclopirox) cream on the face to treat tinea v cause breakouts ?

Tinea Versicolor: Most people use anti-fungal creams, lotions or shampoos to treat their tinea versicolor symptoms. Some of these include selenium sulfide (selsun), ciclopirox (loprox) and ketoconazole (nizoral). The selsun lotion (2.5 percent ) works well as a tinea versicolor remedy. Loprox comes in a cream, gel or lotion. And Nizoral is available as a shampoo and cream. ...Read more

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Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better ?

Is loprox (ciclopirox) cream ok to use on my mild to oily skin on face to treat tinea versicolor or is the gel version better ?

Not much difference: The 3 topical formulations (gel, cream, lotion) available offer little difference for skin type...They just feel a bit different during application because of different consistency, but otherwise they all dry out relatively quickly and thus probably won't make much of a difference for you. So whatever you have/got, give it a try. U probably have more than just on face? Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse .. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse ?Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil !

Oily products can make tinea versicolor worse .. Can loprox (ciclopirox) cream applied on face make it worse ?Is it an oily cream it contains mineral oil !

Occlusion is bad: Anything that occludes evaporation on the skin is bad for tinea versicolor, a fungal infection of the skin. Best to use products without oils like a water soluble cream. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream [over the counter] may help. Sometimes systemic antifungal therapy, prescribed by your doc, is needed. Make sure you wash towels in hot water and if possible bleach. This infection is spread on clothing & towels. ...Read more

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I have hardened balls of sebum on my scalp causing hair loss. I went to a dermatologist who gave me loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. Is there any way to fix this?

I have hardened balls of sebum on my scalp causing hair loss. I went to a dermatologist who gave me loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo. Is there any way to fix this?

Scalp hair loss: Your action of seeing a dermatologist who is a specialist in this disorder , is the best way to diagnosis and get treatment for this problem. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Loprox (Definition)

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