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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. Louis Gallia
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Miconazole (Definition)

Miconazole is a topical anti-fungus agent which is a kind of anti-fungal ...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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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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What are the effects of miconazole cream when taken orally?

What are the effects of miconazole cream when taken orally?

Miconazole cream: Miconazole cream is not meant to be taken orally. Potential side effects are not studied or known. Please do not use it that way. Your doctor can give you an oral medication if it is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for boric acid and miconazole to be used at the same time?

Yes: I typically will use one agent at a time though, in this way you can get a better idea of what works for refractory yeast infections. If used at the same time, you won't know what's best if you have a future outbreak. ...Read more

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When can I have sex after miconazole 1?

When can I have sex after miconazole 1?

After infection clea: After the infection for which the Miconazole has been prescribed has cleared would make sense. Your physician who prescribed the medication and can evaluate you would be the best guide to answer the question. ...Read more

Micatin (Definition)

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


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Fungus (Definition)

Consisting of a florid overgrowth due to exposure to ...Read more