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Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

Does lotrimin (clotrimazole) cure penile fungus?

It may, but: How do you know you have a fungal infection. If any doubts, check w/your doctor. Also your sexual partner needs to be evaluated as well and treated simultaneously if indicated. ...Read more

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What causes tinea versicolor?

What causes tinea versicolor?

Pityrosporum ovale: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal infection of the skin caused by pityrosporum ovale. It usually presents as dark reddish-brown patches on the skin of the back, upper arms, axilla, chest, and neck. The patches sometimes appear lighter than the surrounding skin because they do not tan with sun exposure. Treatment is often with topical antifungals (e.g. Ketoconazole). ...Read more

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What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

What causes jock itch/athletes foot/ringworm/tinea?

Dermatophytes: Jock itch and athletes foot are caused by fungi called dermatophytes. They are normal inhabitants of our skin. If conditions such as moisture and warmth are excessive these dermatophytes grow , thrive and cause fungal infections. These fungal infections can spread from body part to body part and even from person to person. Keep the areas dry and clean. If you get an infection there are otc meds. ...Read more

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Toe candida albicans. Is tolnaftate effective?

Toe candida albicans.  Is tolnaftate effective?

The organism: Is not the only consideration. You did not mention if it was skin on toe or the nail. Nials are difficult to treat due to the fact the organisms are ususally under the nail. The thickness of the nail is also a concern. Is the tolnaftate a cream? A soultion? As you want it to be able to get under the nail as well. Try and keep the nail short and soft. Try the tolnaftate ... ...Read more

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Is tinea versicolor really unattractive?

Is tinea versicolor really unattractive?

Tinea versicolor: It can be unattractive in some cases especially if it is on exposed part of the skin. ...Read more

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Miconazole cream can it cure ringworm?

Miconazole cream can it cure ringworm?

Yes, if on the skin: Miconazole cream is an anti-fungal medication. It will work well on "ringworm" -a fungal infection of the skin. If the fungal infection is on the scalp, it will require anti-fungal pills. ...Read more

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Does Nystatin work on Tinea Versicolor?

Does Nystatin work on Tinea Versicolor?

No: We use dandruff shampoos on wide areas of skin. These may be zinc pyrethrum, selenium, ketoconazole, others. Azole creams such as miconazole, clotrimazole, ketoconazole are useful. ! or 2 oral doses of fluconazole or other azole is the easiest, cheapest, most effective. You may defer this during pregnancy. ...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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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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Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Tinea versicolor (fungal skin infection) risk of recurrence?

Yes: This condition tends to recur. Best way to minimize recurrence is after infection is adequately treated, use over the counter anti-dandruff shampoo a few times a week as a "body soap" on the area affected by infection. This will help keep the causative yeast under better control. ...Read more

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Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Are ringworms, athlete's foot, or jock itch kinds of tinea infection?

Yes: All fungal infections and treatments are mostly the same. See a dermatologist or your medical doctor. If it is severe, then pills may be needed. ...Read more

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Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Will lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra for athlete's foot cure ringworm?

Probably: But like i just told another poster, fungal spores live for 30 days and do not wash out or are killed in the drier. So you need to keep treating the area for at least 30 days to prevent the fungus from returning (unless you're a fun-guy). ...Read more

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Is jock itch contagious?

Is jock itch contagious?

Yes, it's contagious: Jock itch is a fungal infection and can spread to other parts of the body or to other people. Treatment is usually with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams. Rashes that don't go away easily, or those that keep returning after treatment, should be evaluated by a doctor. People with diabetes get more fungal infections, and have a harder time getting rid of infections. ...Read more

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Can bactroban (mupirocin) topical cure ringworm?

No: True ringworm is caused by a fungal infection. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical antibiotic that works well for bacterial infections, but is not helpful for fungal infections. You can try over the counter Miconazole products, but may need to see your dermatologist for a prescription anti fungal. ...Read more