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Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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How to i find the real culprit of ringworm. There are a few variables but someone also has moved in with us. Possibly from the towel or tinactin (tolnaftate) usage?

Ringworm: Ringworm often spreads by direct, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.You can contract ringworm by touching an animal with ringworm.Ringworm can spread by contact with objects or surfaces that an infected person or animal has recently touched or rubbed against, such as clothing, towels, bedding and linens, combs, and brushes. Ringworm can also be spread to humans by contact with soil. ...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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I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?

I've taken care of the itching from ringworm on top of my right hand with tinactin, (tolnaftate) but how can I treat the redness/inflammation under the blisters?

Ringworm infection: Ringworm infection is caused by fungus and rarely causes blisters. If you did not get seen i strongly recommend for u to see ur doctor for an accurate diagnoses. If it is fungal infection and tinactin (tolnaftate) did not help you may need to take a prescription medicine by mouth. ...Read more

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What really makes ringworm go away? I've tried everything, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, miconazole nitrate creams & terbinafine HCl pills & its still here

What really makes ringworm go away? I've tried everything, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, miconazole nitrate creams & terbinafine HCl pills & its still here

Lamisil/Hydrocortiso: Use Lamisil (terbinafine) and apply to infected and normal skin 2 cm beyond affected area each day for a period of one month. The first week pair this with Hydrocortisone 1% daily. If this fails to resolve the problem then best to be seen to consider other causes. You may need an oral antifungal if the topical regimen fails and the lesion is determined to truly be ringworm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why does tinactin (tolnaftate) work on a neck rash?

Why does tinactin (tolnaftate) work on a neck rash?

A fungus infection: Tinactin (tolnaftate) works on fungal infections usually the tinea type. ...Read more

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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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Is tolnaftate safe to use on the scalp?

Is tolnaftate safe to use on the scalp?

Yes : Topical tolnaftate is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm and is also used to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet. It is safe. ...Read more

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What is better Lamisil or tinactin (tolnaftate)?

Lamisil & Tinactin (tolnaftate): Lamisil is more effective for fungal infections than tinactin (tolnaftate) but not for yeast infections. ...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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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 tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Can tinactin (tolnaftate) help relieve sunburn pain?

Not specifically: This is an antifungal but not a pain reliever or sunburn reliever. The cream of the tinactin (tolnaftate) might give you some comfort but there are better options. ...Read more

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Is tinactin (tolnaftate) a cure for anal fissures?

Is tinactin (tolnaftate) a cure for anal fissures?

No: Tinactin (tolnaftate) is for fungal infections. It won't treat anal fissures, though it may keep them free of fungus! ...Read more

Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Tolnaftate (Definition)

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