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Dr. Dale Vancil
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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

Dr. Dale Vancil
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

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

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Tolnaftate (Definition)

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


Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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What works best for athlete's foot clotrimazole or tolnaftate?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
31 years in practice
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What works best for athlete's foot clotrimazole or tolnaftate?

Either one: They're both quite effective.

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh
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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

Lamisil/Hydrocortiso: Use Lamisil 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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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Which is better for for fungus, tolnaftate or clotrimazone?

Dr. Joel Gallant
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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Which is better for for fungus, tolnaftate or clotrimazone?

Either: They both work fine for common fungal infections of the skin, such as athlete's foot and jock itch. ...Read more

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Dr. Amram Dahukey
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

Dr. Amram Dahukey
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
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no: There is no evidence that it can cure the fungus, tolnaftate with special solution and Penlac are the preparations effective topically. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Got a fungal ear infection.Dr adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops ..but have occasional pain and white powdery stuff in ear.please help me?

Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Got a fungal ear infection.Dr adviced me to stop using clotrimazole ear drops ..but have occasional pain and white powdery stuff in ear.please help me?

Fungal ear Infection: Suspected Fungal Ear Infection or infestation needs to be seen by ENT to debride and clear under the microscrope. We don't generally use "antfungal" drops to clear this type of infection in US. Also, do not insert any instrument or even a cotton tip applicator into your ear. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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What is clotrimazole ?

Dr. Gregory Hines
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is clotrimazole ?

Antifungal med: For things like athletes foot or similar conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Dr. Brian Nguyen
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Fungal Infection: Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that will only help to treat your barber's itch if you have a super infection with fungus. Ordinarily barber's itch is an inflammatory reaction caused by the misdirected growth of hairs between the skin layers due to shaving/plucking/waxing. Medications generally will not help. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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How does clotrimazole work and destroy fungi?

Ergosterol symthesis: The primary mode of action of all of the imidazole class of antifungals is the inhibition of ergosterol synthesis with disruption of the fungal cell membrane. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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Tinactin (Definition)

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Clotrimazole (Definition)

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