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What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin?

What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin?

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. Stephen Scholand
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Of the three, lotrimin, Lamisil and micatin, which is the best for treating scalp fungus?

Of the three, lotrimin, Lamisil 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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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

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

Oral lamisil: 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 micatin foot spray safe for me to use, for how long?

Is micatin 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 micatin foot spray safe to put into open sores?

Is micatin foot spray safe  to put into open sores?

Yes: Miconazole is an imidazole antifungal agent, developed by janssen pharmaceutica, commonly applied topically to the skin or to mucus membranes to cure fungal infections. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol, a critical component of fungal cell membranes. ...Read more

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

Is it safe to put micatin 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 foot spray okay to put onto open blisters?

Depends: Depending on the type of the blister, yes and no. Generally, there are two types of blisters, blood-filled or clear fluid filled. Blood filled usually means deeper skin layer damage. If the open blister was a blood-filled blister, i'd advise against it until the deeper skin layer heals. If it was the latter, then it shouldn't be a problem but may sting or irritate your skin. ...Read more

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Is miconazole nitrate safe to use during pregnancy?

Topical yes: If using as a topical agent for yeast / fungus it is safe. Oral miconazole "buccal" is a class C drug for pregnancy and should be used by physician prescription and after consult weighing the risks and benefits. Good luck and congratulation on the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Micatin (Definition)

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Fungus (Definition)

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