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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Tolnaftate (Overview)

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


Dr. Howard Schneider
50 Doctors shared insights

Tolnaftate (Overview)

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


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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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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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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? If not, why not? Would it possibly cause hair loss?

Is tolnaftate safe to use on the scalp? If not, why not? Would it possibly cause hair loss?

Yes: Tolnaftate is a synthetic thiocarbamate used as an anti-fungal agent sold without prescription as a cream, powder, spray, and liquid aerosol. Tolnaftate is used to treat fungal conditions such as jock itch, athlete's foot and ringworm, and can be used on the scalp without the likelihood of damaging the hair. ...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 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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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?

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

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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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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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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

Dr. Corey Clay
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