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Tolnaftate Vs Clotrimazole
Either one: They're both quite effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had jock itch for two months. I tried Tinactin, and Lotrimin Ultra with minimal results from Lotrimin. Lamisil next or should I see my doctor?
Time to see doc: Yes go see your doctor for exam and treatment ...Read more
What really makes ringworm go away? I've tried everything, clotrimazole, tolnaftate, miconazole nitrate creams & terbinafine HCl pills & its still here
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
Topical creams: Tolnafate is a topical steroid - betamethasone - and clotrimazole is a topical antifungal cream. They have different applications, though sometimes topical steroids are used in combination with topical antifungals. You should discuss with your provider or a dermatologist. ...Read more
LAMISIL (terbinafine) OR LOTRIMIN:
"YOU PAY YOUR MONEY AND YOU TAKE YOUR CHOICE."
EITHER ARE OK FOR ATHLETES FOOT OR OTHER FUNGAL DISORDERS. ...Read more
Fungal infection: Fungal infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 weeks: I think 2 weeks of applying the medication would be a fair time frame. Keep in mind not all medication works on all coonditions and sometimes you may have to switch to a different medication. On the feet, you can try applying a mositurizer first as the skin on the bottom of the foot is thicker and tis will soften to allow better penetration of the antifungal. ...Read more
Either: Either one can be used. Both of them are different low percent anti-fungals that are over the counter. However, depending on where the seborrheic dermatitis is located, different formulations might be more effective. For example, in the scalp, over the counter ketoconazole or prescription strength works well even combined with a topical corticosteroid. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for ringworm to fully clear after starting tinactin (tolnaftate)?
How do you know if jock itch is healing I have been applying lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra to it ones a day. And it's pink.
My babys on clotrimazole for her white facial spots for 4 days now, don't seem getting any better, how long should I expect for it to dissapear!
Can take 1-2 weeks: But call your pediatrician with your concerns. This is a sign that the treatment isn't working, and it may be something else. ...Read more
Might have had a little clotrimazole on my finger and itched my noise. Been bothering me all night will I be fine or should I seek medical attention?
Should: Be fine. If symptoms develop see a doctor ...Read more
I used a Clotrimazole 500mg tablet last night. No obvious result today. How long should it take to work and how will I know. Will I have a discharge?
You should expect changes within 3-5 days from the application date.
Hope you feel better. Best wishes
Dr. M ...Read more
Itch on the back of leg for 1 month, no bite now looks like bug bite. Can it itch this long? Lotrimin (clotrimazole) seems to be helping it to subside. What is it?
Rash: Without seeing it, it is difficult to know for sure but things that can cause prolonged localized itching:Eczema/atopic dermatitis (usually in more than one spot and would generally have a history).Ring worm a fungal infection (would explain why the lotrimin (clotrimazole) seems to help. Contact dermatitis (could range from anything from sensitivity to soap to a poison-ivy type exposure). See your doc for exam ...Read more
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
Depends: It depends on what you are treating. Common concentrations of topical preparations are 1% and 2%. The lower dose is recommended for tinea infection while the higher strength is recommended for candidiasis. Ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend the strength appropriate for your condition. Good luck! ...Read more
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