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Zinc Pyrithione For Athlete's Foot
Yes: Using two different medicines for athlete's foot is acceptable. Use one in the am, perhaps the powder to help keep feet dry during the day, and one at night, such as the Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. Faithful use of topical twice daily meds for at least 3 weeks is key to eliminating fungus. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) =Zn oxide: Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is used for diaper rash, its ingredient = zinc oxide, is not an antifungal. Since athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is caused by a fungus in the skin of the feet, u get better results if using an antifungal topical-- cream, ointment, powder or spray--. Common otc topical agents are terbinafine(lamisil), azoles: ketocon(nizoral), clotrim (lotrimin), flucon (mycocide) & tolnaftate (tinactin). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Try for two weeks if no improvement try a different one. ...Read more
Either one: They're both quite effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tinea cruris on penis, even in winter.I'm using this cream(miconazole nitrate, neomycin sulphate, clobetasol proplonate, zinc sulphate, chlorocresol cream)?
Please clarify: Thank you for letting us know. Is it working for you? What is your question? ...Read more
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Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For a toe nail fungus, which over-the-counter cream is more effective, Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin?
Is terbinafine 1% topical cream enough for interdigital tinea pedis?
Give some tips to prevent recurrence
Maybe: There are many treatment alternatives. Lamisil (terbinafine) topical is as good a start as any other topical. Other otc preparations have different chemicals and could be tried after after one month of no results. Moisture is a large factor so I recommend an anti fungal powder in the mornings. Exfoliating skin is another factor s the intertiginous spaces needs to be scrubbed.Withoutresults see a podiatrist. ...Read more