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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?
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
If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help
Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athletes foot what does it mean if told to pay special attention to spaces between toes?
Not sure but: Not good to put cream between toes when walking. So, i recomend to place it between toes at night, or ensure its rubbed in well in the skin when applying interdigitally. ...Read more
When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?
I get mild athlete's foot often and use tinactin (tolnaftate) for a few days/weeks to treat. What can I do to not get it initially (already change socks daily)?
See pcp: For possible oral treatment of the fungous if he agrees with diagnosis. ...Read more
Lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray: Lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray is Miconazole which can be used twice a day to fight the fungus of jock itch. There are other important things to do for the management - one being try to keep the area dry. Think of mold in the basement-- it loves moisture. Going forward do what u can to stay dry. A blow drier (on cool setting) after showers may help. Also wearing a towel for a while after may help. ...Read more
Lamisil (terbinafine): Tinactin (tolnaftate) and lotrimine are both fungualstatic medication so they keep it from reproducing but Lamisil is actually a fungualcidal medication, actually killing the fungus. Lamisil medication was a prescription medication 15 years ago. Spend the extra money and make progress without question. ...Read more