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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Ketoconazole (Definition)

This medication is used to treat fungal infections. In dentistry it is used for oral ...Read more


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What would cause a round scaly itchy rash that spreads to other members of the home even after using antifungal which makes the itching worse. I've tried different product's. Muciprocion, anti fungal, my child was on keflex and then switched to septra thi

What would cause a round scaly itchy rash that spreads to other members of the home even after using antifungal which makes the itching worse. I've tried different product's. Muciprocion, anti fungal, my child was on keflex and then switched to septra thi

Not antifungal: Mupirocin, keflex and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) aren't antifungals, those are antibiotics, topical and systemic. Miconazole cream though is the antifungal, it's OTC, needs at least 2 weeks of application, but you ultimately want to see your doctor, it might not be ring worm to start with, also if you have a pet at home, it needs to be taken care of, wish you all wellness. ...Read more

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Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?

Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?

Vinegar sitz baths: Try taking sits baths with 4-5 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water several times a day the vinegar serves as antibacterial agent. ...Read more

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I have a fungal rash which i'm using Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream for, so how long before the rash disappears?

I have a fungal rash which i'm using Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream for, so how long before the rash disappears?

Four Weeks: Depending upon the anatomic location, after using an anti fungal cream (nizoral), it may take as long as one month for the rash to disappear. ...Read more

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Could my folliculitis be fungal? Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo has improved it? Got better after I quit doxy. Culture test showed infection, couldn't tell what kind

Could my folliculitis be fungal? Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo has improved it? Got better after I quit doxy. Culture test showed infection, couldn't tell what kind

Observation: Nizoral (ketoconazole) can help with fungal infection, but you do not know the result of culture. It will be better now to wait 2-3 days after you completed doxy and observe. If it getting better no needs for other medicated shampoo ...Read more

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Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Are fungal infections/yeast the main infection on the scalp or are there similar infections? And is Nizoral (ketoconazole) good to use?

Topical Antifungal: Nizoral (ketoconazole) is ketoconazol which is a treatment for fungal infection. It is available in tropical preparations and shampoo. It is used for scalp fungal infections that can lead to problems including hair loss. Similar infection in the skin can occur anywhere in the body and can be treated with ketoconazol. ...Read more

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Is there a natural modality for Eos fungal rhinosinusitis? Diluted oregano oil spray? Nizoral (ketoconazole) worked years ago. Looking to find a ENT versed in this

Is there a natural modality for Eos fungal rhinosinusitis?  Diluted oregano oil spray? Nizoral (ketoconazole) worked years ago.  Looking to find a ENT versed in this

Don't know of any: Excerpt from good article below: "Although fungi are ubiquitous and in the nasal mucus of both healthy people and patients, it is only in the patients that the eosinophils (part of the inflammatory response) are found. Fungi in the nasal mucus are harmless, yet in CRS patients these same fungi stimulate an inflammatory response... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1936313/ ...Read more

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Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Can I put ketoconazole on a fungal infection?

Generally yes: Fungal infections of the skin are very common. They are sometimes referred to a 'ring worm', even though worms and not involved. Ketoconazole is a commonly used anti-fungal medication which may be effective. However, topical medications are not effective for scalp infection; an oral medication is needed. See your doctor if the rash persists. ...Read more

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Can I put ketoconazole on an elbow that seems to have a fungal infection?

Can I put ketoconazole on an elbow that seems to have a fungal infection?

Get a diagnosis: Elbows are unusual locations for fungal infections, so if Ketoconazole Cream has no effect, see a dermatologist and get a diagnosis (psoriasis is more likely) and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Nizoral (Definition)

Nizoral is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more