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Dr. Arlo Miller
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Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

Will nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream help with ringworm?

No: They are terrible actually. Nystatin is an antifungal medicine, but is not effective against ringworm. Triamcinolone is a topical steroid that will help you with your itch, but often makes it easier for the fungus to grow and often allows it to spread more deeply into the skin. ...Read more

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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


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Can nystatin & triamcinolone acetonide cream help with a ringworm?

Can nystatin & triamcinolone acetonide cream help with a ringworm?

Yes it can: Nystatin alone is good enough but sometimes thwere is dermatitis alog with so combination is good choice. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure i was prescribed nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream got it thursday how long will it take for my anal fissure to heal?

I have anal fissure i was prescribed nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide cream got it thursday how long will it take for my anal fissure to heal?

Soon: The anus heals relatively fast but it may take several more days. Use stool softeners/metamucil to keep your bowel movements as soft as possible. Also sitz baths will help it heal faster. ...Read more

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What are nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide creams typically prescribed for?

What are nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide creams typically prescribed for?

Varied: As a combo cream it may be used for a rash that your doctor believes has a fungal component as well as itch. ...Read more

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Do nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide treat vulvitis?

Do nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide treat vulvitis?

Fungal types: This medication is an antifungal and anti-inflammatory cream used to treat fungal type of vulvitis. In other words, to treat the yeast on the skin of the vulva. Many times this is used in conjunction with a vaginal yeast medication if yeast are both places. ...Read more

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Is nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide safe to use in my face for seb dermatitis? It's 1% strength.

No (very short!): The concentration of triamcinolone (tac) is too high. For the face, concentrations should be 0.025 or less of tac. Problems that occur if you use this high concentration is thinning of the skin and steroid acne. Usually no higher that 2.5% (hc)hydrocortisone (or equivalent) is recommended on the face. The otc hc cream is actually only 0.1%. You will need to see your doc for a prescription. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide on razor bumps?

No not a good idea: It is not a good idea to use nystatin/triamcinolone cream for razor bumps.Razor bumps need to be prevented by waxing, laser treatments, and if not infected you can use retin a cream and if there is infection you may need topical antibiotics with/without systemic/oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ringworm (Definition)

Ringworm is neither ring or a worm -- it is a skin rash that can be circular and slowly enlarging with redness and scale caused by ...Read more


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Nystatin And Triamcinolone (Definition)

Nystatin|triamcinolone is a corticosteroid/antibiotic combination which is a ...Read more


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