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Clotrimazole or tolnaftate for jock itch?

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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Tolnaftate (Definition)

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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 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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Will clotrimazole cream, 1% treat nail fungus?

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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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?

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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What is clotrimazole ?

What is clotrimazole ?

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

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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

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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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 percent clotrimazole works best?

What percent clotrimazole works best?

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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