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Treatment for jock itch?

Treatment for jock itch?

Keep dry: Jock itch can be caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungus. It's often unbearably itchy. Here are 5 things you can try: 1. Hydrocortisone 1% cream (relieves itching) 2. Clotrimazole cream (treats yeast and fungus) 3. Benzoyl peroxide 5% wash (treats bacteria) 4. Spray antiperspirant (keeps dry) 5. Medicated powder (keeps dry and soothes). ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Glover
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Jock Itch (Definition)

Also known as Tinea Cruis, this is a fungal infection of the skin in the groin area that turns the ...Read more


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Treatment for fungal infection?

Treatment for fungal infection?

Fungal infection: Fungal infections can be treated with anti fungal creams , powders , or anti fungal tablets. In most cases scrapings need to be done to confirm the diagnosis before anti fungal tablets are prescribed . ...Read more

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What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

What ointments are good for treating tinea cruris?

Tinea cruris: tinea cruris is a fungal skin infection affecting the groin. You will need an antifungal ointment to treat this. There are over-the-counter antifungal ointments available, but other times may require a prescription. It would be best to let your doctor know about your tinea cruris to receive the best directed treatment, or a consult through healthtap may suffice. ...Read more

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Best treatment for toenail fungus?

Oral medication: Oral medication is the most effective way of treating toenail fungus. Laser treatments also work but ar enot covered by insurance and can be expensive. ...Read more

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Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Regarding lotrimin, Lamisil (terbinafine) and micatin, which works for treating a scalp fungus?

Oral lamisil (terbinafine): Scalp fungus requires oral medications because the fungus is in the hair follicle and topical medications will not reach into the hair shaft. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for tinea versicolor?

Prescription meds: This generally takes a simple prescription strength medication that most primary care docs can provide. I prescribe one in a lotion form.Contact your doc. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for tinea versicolor?

What is the most effective treatment for tinea versicolor?

Several options: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. ...Read more

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Treatment for pseudofolliculitis?

Many things may help: The easiest answer is to stop shaving and grow a beard. If this isn't practical, then you can try to use one of the otc depilatory meds. That dissolve hair. These are strong and can't be used daily. There are prescription medications that may help. Also there are razors and shaving methods specific for this condition. ...Read more

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What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin (miconazole)?

What is the best for treating a scalp fungus? Micatin (miconazole)?

Oral Antifungals: Scalp fungus (tinea capitis) responds poorly to topical antifungal medications. This is because the root of the hair is infected and the topical medication does not penetrate deeply enough to make a difference. Oral antifungals are what is required to treat this type of fungus. These include griseofulvuin, terbinafine, itraconazole, Fluconazole and ketoconazole among others. ...Read more

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Which is best for balanitis, naftin (naftifine) or nizoral?

Which is best for balanitis, naftin (naftifine) or nizoral?

Nizoral (ketoconazole): Nizoral has a broader spectrum of antifungal coverage than naftin (naftifine). Naftin (naftifine) indicated for trichophyton fungal infections (athlete's foot, jock rash) whereas Nizoral also covers candida (yeast) fungal infections which is commonly associated with balanitis. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor cause and treatment??? Just applied an anti fungal cream "clotrigmarole cream usp1%"

TINEA VERSICOLOR: I CALL THIS A FRIENDLY FUNGOUS CONDITION. A KETOCONAZOLE CREAM AND SHAMPOO OFTEN WORKS WELL. IF YOU HAVE IT ON YOUR CHEST AND BACK, FOR EXAMPLE, WASH THOROUGHLY YOUR CHEST AND BACK, AND THEN AFTER YOU RINSE OFF, DRY AND APPLY THE CREAM AT BEDTIME. YOU MUST DO THIS FOR A FEW WEEKS. GOOD LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

What's an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis?

ANTIFUNGAL&STEROID C: You need to use anifungal shampoos if scalp is affected and skin rash you may need steroid cream with/without antifungal cream consult your dermatologist or family physician. ...Read more

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What OTC medication will work for tinea versicolor?

What OTC medication will work for tinea versicolor?

Ketoconazole: Ketoconazole (nizoral) shampoo works well when used as a body wash. So can some of the other dandruff shampoos such as head and shoulders. ...Read more