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Desonex or tinactin (tolnaftate) better for foot peeling and itch?

Desonex or tinactin (tolnaftate) better for foot peeling and itch?

Tinactin (tolnaftate): If you have a fungal infection of the skin, my favorite antifungal topically is lamisil (terbinafine). Most topical antifungals will work if used as instructed. Dr l. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

Could using tinactin (tolnaftate) on the bottom of my feet be the cause of my ringworm on my thigh?

No: You simply have superficial fungal infections in two different sites. It was not caused by tinactin (tolnaftate). ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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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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If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help

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 more

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What anti fungal powders are hypoallergenic?

What anti fungal powders are hypoallergenic?

Probably none: Any powder or other treatment has the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Even so-called "natural" treatments can cause an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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When you use tinactin (tolnaftate) cream for athletes foot what does it mean if told to pay special attention to spaces between toes?

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

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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Lamisil (terbinafine) spray/cream: Whereas the other two just keep the fungus from spreading (known as a fungualstatic medication) , Lamisil (terbinafine) is actually a fungualcidal medication. Spend the extra money on Lamisil (terbinafine) and make definitive progress. ...Read more

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When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS: Atopic dermatitis is allergic in origin manifested by eczema or other itchy rashes located in the cubital and popliteal areas, recurrent in nature unless allergen is discovered. The allergy shots are given to desensitized the patient. ...Read more

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Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray for jock itch be used daily?

Can lotrimin (clotrimazole) spray for jock itch be used daily?

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

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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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Is naftin (naftifine) anti-fungal cream any good against nail fungus?

Is naftin (naftifine) anti-fungal cream any good against nail fungus?

Naftin (naftifine): Unfortunately the answer is no and you should go with the laser(cutera)/topical(formula 3) with steri shoe. ...Read more

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Does tinactin (tolnaftate) foot spray work?

Does tinactin (tolnaftate) foot spray work?

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

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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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What is the next treatment for a 3 month old baby's ringworm after using Lamisil and tinactin (tolnaftate) with no relief after 2 weeks?

What is the next treatment for a 3 month old baby's ringworm after using Lamisil and tinactin (tolnaftate) with no relief after 2 weeks?

Need to be seen: Doubt it is ringworm. Stop using the creams and f/u with a physician if the rash is not gone in 10 days. I am assuming that the child is fine otherwise. ...Read more

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Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream ok for seborrheic dermatitis?

Yes: The condition is caused by a normal yeast organism and will usually respond to lotrimin (clotrimazole). Another useful prescription medicine is ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Tolnaftate (Definition)

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


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Tinactin (Definition)

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