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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Micatin (Overview)

Micatin is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin (miconazole)?

What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin (miconazole)?

Oral Antifungals: Scalp fungus (tinea capitis) responds poorly to topical antifungal medications. This is because the root of the hair is infected and the topical medication does not penetrate deeply enough to make a difference. Oral antifungals are what is required to treat this type of fungus. These include griseofulvuin, terbinafine, itraconazole, Fluconazole and ketoconazole among others. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
97 doctors shared insights

Micatin (Overview)

Micatin is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Of the three, lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which is the best for treating scalp fungus?

Of the three, lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which is the best for treating scalp fungus?

Tinea capitis: If the fungal infection is more widespread and deeper, you may need to take oral antifungals. I have found that for tinea capitis topical antifungals usually do not help and so i usually tend to prescribe oral antifungal instead of wasting time during which time the infection will spread further. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will miconazole cream be used on a 12 month old?

Need doctor's help! will miconazole cream be used on a 12 month old?

YES...: Miconazole is an antifungal agent, comes in cream, ointment, gel, lotion, powder, spray, vaginal suppository. Common trade names are: monistat, dermazol, micatin, (miconazole) micozole. Common use is for candida and ring worm infection of skin. The cream can be used safely in infants according to the direction of use. ...Read more

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

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

Oral lamisil (terbinafine): 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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Is it safe to put micatin (miconazole) foot spray into open sores?

Is it safe to put micatin (miconazole) foot spray into open sores?

Not recommended.: It is not wise to spray anything into open sores. If you have foot fungus see your doctor to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Is micatin (miconazole) foot spray safe for me to use, for how long?

Is micatin (miconazole) foot spray safe for me to use, for how long?

Yes/until resolved : There are many otc (over the counter) anti fungals. Use the topical as instructed. It may take a week or two to resolve. If one doesnt work, try another. If problem persists, see your foot specialist for evaluation. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on miconazole?

Miconazole OD: Possible, either accidental (forgetting if took last dose or not, in excess of daily maximum dose.) or intentional (suicide attempt). ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Miconazole (Definition)

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