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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Tinactin (Overview)

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


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I got an allergic reaction to using athlete's foot spray by getting tinactin (tolnaftate). What should I do?

I got an allergic reaction to using athlete's foot spray by getting tinactin (tolnaftate). What should I do?

Steroid creams: Clean the tinactin (tolnaftate) off. A steroid cream will help reduce the allergic reaction. Anti-histamines will decrease the itch and redness from the reaction. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
42 doctors shared insights

Tinactin (Overview)

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


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I've had jock itch for awhile now will tinactin (tolnaftate) spray work?

I've had jock itch for awhile now will tinactin (tolnaftate) spray work?

Yes: Tninactin (tolnaftate) is a good treatment for jock itch, whether used as a spray, powder or cream. ...Read more

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Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Laser toenail treatment didn't work for my toe nail fungus also loprox tinactin (tolnaftate) and others didn't work. Will Lamisil work if prescribed?

Toenail mycosis: It is difficult to treat fungal infections of the toenails. If the medications failed, you might have to have the toenail removed to adequately treat the area. Lamisil (terbinafine) may work, so see a podiatrist for the prescription and advice. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use tinactin (tolnaftate) while on prednisone?

Is it ok to use tinactin (tolnaftate) while on prednisone?

Yes: There is no problem using these 2 meds at the same time. ...Read more

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Can i treat yeast infection through tinactin, (tolnaftate) also used for athletic's foot?

Can i treat yeast infection through tinactin, (tolnaftate) also used for athletic's foot?

Yeast where?: Although tinactin (tolnaftate) tends to work on yeast infections as well as fungal ones, it's not meant for areas other than the skin. If you think you have a yeast infection elsewhere (like a vaginitis), i would not apply tinactin (tolnaftate) there. There are better and more specific products out there to deal with that, and the best advice would come from your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Is tinactin (tolnaftate) effective in treating athletes foot that has spread to the hands?

Athlete's foot: If it is in fact fungal in origin the answer is yes. However, most often we see what is called an "id" reaction in the hands when athlete's foot is present. This is short for idiosyncratic and is generally not fungal in origin. ...Read more

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Tolnaftate (Definition)

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