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Loprox Nail Lacquer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For a toe nail fungus, which over-the-counter cream is more effective, Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Which is better for treating nail fungus: lamisol cream, lamisol liquid drops, or lamisol liquid nail brush?
Some say: Try vicks vapor rub, others garlic. Most topical antifungals are non prescription found in pharmacy. ...Read more
Works on skin: Works on skin but not nails.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it okay to use hair products when I am on loprox (ciclopirox) shampoo for seborrheic dermatitis?
Yes: You may use other hair care products. ...Read more
My dermo told me that the reddish area between my breasts is caused by a fungus. Loprox is too expensive. Would lotrimin (clotrimazole) 1% cream be equally good?
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
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
Is clotrimazole 1% cream equally effective as loprox (ciclopirox) gel .77% for fungus between breasts? Is it safe to apply cornstarch on the area to keep it dry?
Hi a have tinea versicolor on my face and nose don't have a lot of spots mostly on nose can I put loprox (ciclopirox) cream all over my face ?
My doctor prescribed loprox for a belly button candida (not pierced). It was so expensive she suggested lotrimin (clotrimazole) af. Similar?
Yes: They are both anti fungal medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
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