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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Naftin (Overview)

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


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Is naftin (naftifine) cream effective against nail fungus?

Is naftin (naftifine) cream effective against nail fungus?

No: Most topicals do not work well on nail fungus. There are a few that are specifically for nail fungus, but even these don't work as often as anyone would like. If you try a topical, it is important to use as often as suggested and keep the nail trimmed as short and thin as possible to give the medicine a chance to work. It may take the nail 6 months to grow out. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Naftin (Overview)

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


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Big toenails removed. Dr prescribed naftin (naftifine) 2% 45g for 8 months on the nail bed. That seems way too long. Box says 2 weeks. Thoughts?

Big toenails removed. Dr prescribed naftin (naftifine) 2% 45g for 8 months on the nail bed. That seems way too long. Box says 2 weeks. Thoughts?

Mycotic nails: Actually 8 months of therapy for a fungus nail involving the great toes is not a long time since it takes about a year for the nail to completely regrow. Topical treatments however have limited benefit. Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) have produced better outcomes. Current literature supports pulse dosing over the course of a year. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Naftin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Naftin allergy?

Naftin allergy: Naftin (Naftifine) is an antifungal medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/naftin-cream-drug.htm ...Read more

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Which is best for balanitis, naftin (naftifine) or nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole): Nizoral has a broader spectrum of antifungal coverage than naftin (naftifine). Naftin (naftifine) indicated for trichophyton fungal infections (athlete's foot, jock rash) whereas Nizoral also covers candida (yeast) fungal infections which is commonly associated with balanitis. ...Read more

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I have this terrible itch on my balls & been prescribed fluconazole 150mg 6 months ago & now naftin (naftifine) for the past month. Nothing helps. Itches nonstop!

Itchy scrotum: Did the dermatologist do a skin scraping or a biopsy? Maybe you need a scrotal ultrasound. And it looks like you have an IgA deficiency so are they making sure it isn't an infection? If nothing else buy some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream and 1% Hydrocortisone cream...Mix together...And apply three to four times daily. ...Read more

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Big toenails removed. Dr prescribed naftin (naftifine) 2% 45g for 8 months on the nail bed. That seems way too long. Box says 2 weeks. Thoughts?

Mycotic nails: Actually 8 months of therapy for a fungus nail involving the great toes is not a long time since it takes about a year for the nail to completely regrow. Topical treatments however have limited benefit. Oral antifungals like Lamisil (terbinafine) have produced better outcomes. Current literature supports pulse dosing over the course of a year. ...Read more

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Is naftin (naftifine) cream effective against nail fungus?

No: Most topicals do not work well on nail fungus. There are a few that are specifically for nail fungus, but even these don't work as often as anyone would like. If you try a topical, it is important to use as often as suggested and keep the nail trimmed as short and thin as possible to give the medicine a chance to work. It may take the nail 6 months to grow out. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is naftin (naftifine) anti-fungal cream any good against nail fungus?

Naftin (naftifine): Unfortunately the answer is no and you should go with the laser(cutera)/topical(formula 3) with steri shoe. ...Read more

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For nail fungus in one toe which has lost nail, my dr prescribed naftin (naftifine). everything I read says topicals don't work. should I ask for oral med?

Not yet.: I think it is best to start with a topical as they can work, if not then the oral meds are the next step. Those meds can have lots of side effects, so be sure to discuss those with your physician if you do need to start the oral anti fungal medication. ...Read more

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Which is better for toe nail fungus - naftin (naftifine) or econazole nitrate?

Which is better for toe nail fungus - naftin (naftifine) or econazole nitrate?

Better for skin: Either one of them is better for the skin fungus than the toe nail's. Topicals need to be as solutions or used in conjunction with certain procedures... Laser therapy could help as well. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Naftifine (Definition)

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