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Doctor insights on: Tolnaftate Vs Clotrimazole

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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Tolnaftate (Definition)

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


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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 (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

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Which is better tolnafate or clotrimazole?

Which is better tolnafate or clotrimazole?

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

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What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

What is clotrimazole cream generally used for?

Fungus/yeast: The only conditions treated with clotrimazole cream are infections with yeasts or other fungi. There are vaginal products for vaginal yeast infections, and creams to use on rashes caused by fungi, such as ringworm. ...Read more

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Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Does butenafine work better than clotrimazole?

Both are anti-: Fungals great for "jock itch" but completely ineffective against a yeast, Candida Albicans that needs a different product. Nizoral/ketoconazole or monistat. I knwo of know facts supporting one over the other. ...Read more

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Is clotrimazole/betameth cream okay for diabetes?

Is clotrimazole/betameth cream okay for diabetes?

Yes/No: Even though the steroid portion of this drug is topical, it is absorbed into the system to some degree and overuse could cause a rise in your blood sugar. Used resonably as directed by your doc, there should be no problem at all. Rj. ...Read more

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Help please! Could clotrimazole used for eczema?

Help please! Could clotrimazole used for eczema?

Clotrimazole: Clotrimazole is used to treat fungal infections. Eczema is not a fungal infection so clotrimazole will will not be effective in treating eczema. ...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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Lotrimin ultra or lamisil, (terbinafine) which is better?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Lotrimin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lotrimin allergy?

Lotrimin allergy: Lotrimin is an antifungal medication. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/lotrimin-cream. Html ...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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Can you tell me if lotrimin (clotrimazole) burns a lot when applied to jock itch?

Can you tell me if lotrimin (clotrimazole) burns a lot when applied to jock itch?

Burn baby Burn: Yes lotrimin (clotrimazole) can burn when you apply it to inflamed skin. Not always but sometimes. ...Read more

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How long until the lotrimin (clotrimazole) af medicine starts working on your tinea?

How long until the lotrimin (clotrimazole) af medicine starts working on your tinea?

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

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What is better for seb derm lotrimin (clotrimazole) or lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra?

What is better for seb derm lotrimin (clotrimazole) or lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra?

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

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Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how long will it take to work?

Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how long will it take to work?

Yes, it can be: Treated with clotrimazole if balanitis is caused by fungus infection. You should be checked for diabetes or other systemic condition also. ...Read more

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Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how how long does it take to work?

Hi there can u treat balanitis with clotrimazole 2% cream & how how long does it take to work?

Possibly: Whether or not the clotrimazole will work depends on the cause of the balanitis. it will only work if the cause is fungal infection from yeast (candida, thrush). There are many other causes of balanitis that it will not work for. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

How do you feel?: If you are not getting a good result in a week or so, maybe it is erythrasma, candida, or something else that will need some other rx. Your physician could advise you. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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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What is clotrimazole?

What is clotrimazole?

Antifungal med: For things like athletes foot or similar conditions. ...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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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 are the side effects of clotrimazole?

What are the side effects of clotrimazole?

Fairly safe: In small doses or creams, unless allergic. Azole tablets in high doses can lead to liver problems, skin-safe. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Tinactin (Definition)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Clotrimazole (Definition)

Clotrimazole is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more