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Medicine For Loprox Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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 ›
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
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
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?
Is it safe to dab a little loprox (ciclopirox) in the corner of the mouth for angular chelitis? Some places say it's toxic if ingested. Is viaderm, hydrocortisone, or bactroban (mupirocin) safer/more effective?
Chelosis: It is safe to use.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more