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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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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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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

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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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Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

Rapidly losing hair on middle front scalp due to antipsychotic usage and antidepressant usage. Would application of micronazole fix it? is it fungus?

First: talk To your doctor about other causes. To my knowledge hair loss would be a rare side effect only with antidepressants and antipsychotics. Please explore a more common cause first which will dictate a different approach to treatment. ...Read more

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Is miconazole nitrate safe to use during pregnancy?

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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With fluconazole 150mg tablet daily and applying miconazole, sertaconazole gels for red itchy scrotum, how soon will i know if they are effective?

With fluconazole 150mg tablet daily and applying miconazole, sertaconazole gels for red itchy scrotum, how soon will i know if they are effective?

Red Scrotum: Those agents are used for fungus in the groin area. If your doctor has diagnosed fungus using a special microscopic preparation, then you could expect clearing or improvement in a few days. Lacking improvement it would be wise to seek the care and opinion of the dermatologist. Never use cortisones on the scrotum if you can avoid it. ...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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Can I breastfeed using miconazole?

Yes, safely: Miconazole does not enter the blood stream from the vagina to any significant extent and is safe to use during breast feeding. If you are thinking of using it on your nipples, then Clotrimazole (cream) is the same medication used to treat oral thrush in a baby, would be safe to use, and be effective as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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