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Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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I need help with vaginal itching?

I need help with vaginal itching?

See gynecologist: To determine the cause ; an appropriate treatment plan. Causes of vaginal itching include yeast infections; vaginitis; contact w chemicals (douches, detergent, feminine spray, contraceptive foam/ jelly or ointments or creams); stress; pinworm; menopause (vaginal drying); precancerous lesions ; stress. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will mycolog cream make vaginal burning worse?

Not usually: Mycolog cream is usually very soothing. It shouldn't make your burning worse. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Jock itch cream help with vaginal itching?

Tolnaftate: Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. If your itching is due to superficial fungus it may help. ...Read more

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Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itch or helps getting rid of rashes also?

Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itch or helps getting rid of rashes also?

See below:: Hydrocortisone/cortaid is a topical steroid. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, redness, and swelling. Hydrocortisone topical is used to treat inflammation of the skin caused by a number of conditions such as allergic reactions, eczema, or psoriasis. Read more at http://www.Drugs.Com/mtm/hydrocortisone-topical.Html#5kljargh0ylfwygc.99. ...Read more

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Help please! could canesten treat jock itch completely?

Help please! could canesten treat jock itch completely?

Topical Terbinafine : Otc topical terbinafine 1% cream can be very useful for treating this kind of irritation. Follow instructions on tube and see doctor if this does not resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itching or does it help getting rid of rashes also?

Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itching or does it help getting rid of rashes also?

Mild relief: Cortaid (hydrocortisone)/hydrocorisone is a fairly weak topical steroid, and can help with milder itching and rashes caused by allergies, eczema and skin sensitivities. If you're pretty sure you know the cause, it's fine to try Cortaid (hydrocortisone) first, and if that doesn't work, see your doc for a stronger steroid by rx. If you aren't sure that it isn't an infection, get checked first, because steroids can worsen infections. ...Read more

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Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

Could diaper rash cream help with jock itch?

It might.: Most kinds of jock itch is either inflammed irritated skin or harboring a dermatophyte like candida. Just as there are different kinds of diaper rashes and medicaments to treat them, some of these may help with jock itch. Keeping the skin cool and dry is the best beginning for treatment. ...Read more

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Will clobetasol propionate help with male jock itch?

Will clobetasol propionate help with male jock itch?

Not a good treatment: "Jock itch" is not a diagnosis. There are dozens of possible causes for genital itch. Begin with a specific definition of the cause. Successful treatment flows from that. Clobetasol, as a super-potent steroid, is prone to cause ugly, annoying purple streaks and thin, wrinkled skin when used on the genital skin. Avoid use in this area for more than a few days. ...Read more

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Will cortaid (hydrocortisone) cure a ringworm rash or do I have to use an antifungal cream?

Will cortaid (hydrocortisone) cure a ringworm rash or do I have to use an antifungal cream?

It can make it worse: The application of Cortaid or similar steroid creams can actually aggravate a true ringworm. Topical anti=fungal agents like otc tinactin (tolnaftate) are more likely to eliminate the fungus. ...Read more

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Will permethrin cream help with cellulitis?

Will permethrin cream help with cellulitis?

Proper antibiotics: Hi bweiner1, the short answer is no. Cellulitis is caused by bacteria (usually staph and strep). It requires a proper antibiotic regimen to be eradicated. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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Why isn't ringworm responding to OTC lotrimin (clotrimazole)? Do i need a prescription cream?

Why isn't ringworm responding to OTC lotrimin (clotrimazole)? Do i need a prescription cream?

Not everything: Will work 100% of the time. You can first try a different o.T.C product. (also, this is assuming the diagnosis of ringworm is correct.) if the second o.T.C doesn't work then an rx may be better. ...Read more

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Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itch or helps getting rid of ashes also?

Does cortaid (hydrocortisone) only work for helping itch or helps getting rid of ashes also?

It can:: Ash aka "xerosis" can be treated with the following: •creams containing alpha- or beta-hydroxy acids (glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid) •urea-based cream •preparation containing high concentrations of propylene glycol •corticosteroid (cortisone) cream, if the skin is inflamed or very itchy (aka cortaid)-however, a stronger prescription strength may be indicated. See your dr./derm. ...Read more

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Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Can econazole cream for jock itch be used in combination with over-the-counter lotrimen jock itch spray or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sprays to suppress itching?

Probably: Usually we don't want to use two different antifungal agents at the same time but there is probably no harm in doing so. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray is ok but there are other otc stuff such as tricalm, itch x that may be more effective. I would suggest that you space the application 30-minute or more apart and see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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Will tetmosol soap help with itching rash?

Will tetmosol soap help with itching rash?

No: Tetmosol is a parasiticide, which works by acting against the burrowing mite Sarcoptes scabiei, the infective cause of scabies. Unless you have been diagnosed with scabies I would avoid this soap as a treatment. See a Dermatologist or Allergist to determine type and cause of rash. ...Read more

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Will clobetasol propionate help with feminine itching?

Yes it could if you: Use for short period of time, but not long period. Clobetasol propionate is a highly potent topical corticosteroid that has been shown to suppress the hpa axis at doses as low as 2 g per day. ...Read more

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Will fuciden cream help to cure jock itch?

Will fuciden cream help to cure jock itch?

JockItch=TineaCruris: Tinea cruris is medical term for jock itch which is a fungal infection in groin. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/jock-itch/basics/definition/con-20021468 for more info. Fucidin or fusidic acid is used to treat certain bacterial infections (https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/2374) & would be useless against jock itch. Ask your pharmacist for over-the-counter options. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more